How do I get great results shooting in daylight?

How do I get great results shooting in daylight?
Tips on shooting exteriors:
Getting good results shooting outdoors on a bright day is a challenge. We recommend positioning the subject and camera so that the sun acts as a backlight, painting a “rim of light” around the edge of your subject.Use your camcorder’s ND filter plus an ND .9 external filter so you can keep your iris open to avoid diffraction and minimize depth-of-field.
Then, use a large piece of white artboard or foamcore (sturdier than artboard) to reflect sunlight back onto the subject and lighten if needed. Much more info on the DV Enlightenment DVD!

This movie shows how to build an inexpensive “diffuser” or “silk” to diffuse sunlight when shooting outside.

1 Comment

  1. John Matheny 16 years ago

    Interested in sun diffuser

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