30 Days of Photography Tips… Day 13

DAY #13!

TIP #13: When shooting in the shade, avoid spotty shade.

I’m not sure what the appropriate term for this is but I call it “spotty shade”. You know that shade from trees and the leaves from the trees that creates random inconsistent shade? This kind of shade creates both spots of sun and shade on a subject’s face.

Forgive these not super lovely pictures. But they serve the purpose of a visual example. :)
This picture below has spotty shade from the trees/leaves above them. Do you see the spots of shade and sun on a couple of the kids faces?

Then this picture below is in full shade. Though it’s not the most fabulous or interesting picture. The kids are all in full shade. See the difference?