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Old Aug 4, 2006, 11:33 PM   #1
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I here it's not good to shoot in mid day sun alot. if i was to what type of filters or other equipment should I use. I like taking photos of landscape, people and pets. I have a Canon rebel xt.
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Old Aug 5, 2006, 12:32 AM   #2
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The reason most seasoned photographers don't like to photgraph in the mid-day sun is that the shadows and lightingare very harsh. I'm not sure if filters will help much. The problem is that the mid-day sun is a very smalland verypowerful light source resulting in harsh shadows and washed out colors compared to an overcast day or compared to sunrise and sunset.
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Old Aug 5, 2006, 7:31 AM   #3
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The biggest issue with mid day sun is its intensity especially with digital cameras where most of their dynamic range are limited: If one tries to expose for the highlights then the shadow details are lost, and vice versa the highlights are blown if one tries to expose for the shadows.

-> For pets or people one can use shades or reflectors to control the lighting or shadows
-> For landscape a graduated ND filter can tone down the highlighted areas

The larger the sensor the better the dynamic range is, and why some folks need a full-frame or larger format cameras (with true 16-bit captures)
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