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How to: Master Outdoor Lighting at Noon

If you’ve been shooting a video for a while, you’re probably familiar with the magic hour. You know, the first and last hour of sunlight that provides magnificent lighting for your scene. Of course, you may also be aware that shooting outside at noon on a sunny day is pretty much the worst case lighting scenario. In this segment, we test out different lighting setups to combat the mid-day sun and show you how to make the best of it using reflectors, whiteboards, diffusion, and location. With a few tricks up your sleeve, you can help the sun work for you rather than against you and achieve good results.


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