Conquering Midday Light By Lindsay Adler

1 hr 1 min
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Direct sunlight light is known for really bright highlights, really dark shadows, and it is not flattering for portraits. Join Lindsay Adler, fashion and portrait photographer, in Central Park at high noon where she teaches you how to take control of midday light. You’ll learn how to use diffusers to even out the light, how to use reflectors to fill in the light, and how to take advantage of a variety of other tools and techniques to conquer midday light.

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Lindsay introduces the concepts covered in this class and discusses her go-to gear.
The first strategy for conquering midday light is to look for available shade and get your subjects into it.
Full shade is great, but dappled shade presents real challenges. This is where having a diffuser to create even shade can save the day.
Your environment may provide natural reflectors in the form of a white wall, an expanse of concrete, or some other neutral colored subject getting hit with direct sunlight.
Another strategy is to try to work with the light by posing your subject in ways that can take advantage of the high contrast situation.
Sometimes something as simple as a piece of foam core can create just the right amount of shade to get the shot.
There are a few solutions out there for large diffusion materials, from giant shoot-through parabolic umbrellas to a variety of scrims that range in size and light cutting amount.
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Lindsay Adler


Lindsay Adler is a professional portrait and fashion photographer based in New York. For the past 10 years she has owned and operated a portrait, fashion, and wedding studio distinguished by its 'fashion flair' approach to imagery. As a New York fashion photographer, she has written editorials that have appeared in dozens of publications ...

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  1. Profile photo of Eric Eric

    That is an amazing course for portraiture and iighting. You should also check out the book she wrote with Erik Valind (Shooting in Sh*tty Light) which brings many of the concept of this class further. Well done!

  2. Profile photo of Joe Joe

    Such a great presentation!! I have outdoor harsh light portraits to make tomorrow and this was essential watching!!

  3. Profile photo of jwagner32407 jwagner32407

    So much information just just an hour. I am so glad I found this course. Lindsay is very direct and her examples are phenomenal. The model was professional and a great asset to this training tutorial. Lindsay sure does talk fast, doesn’t she? Been away from NY for over 30 yrs…I had forgotten how much energy and zest NYers display. :) Thank you for this wonderful tutorial and I’ll be adding it to my favorites.

  4. Profile photo of fallesenphotography fallesenphotography

    What fantastic teacher she is. Explaining real life situations with several ways to work in any lighting condition. I can’t wait to watch all her classes. More Lindsay videos please.

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  5. Profile photo of cmjklein cmjklein

    Excellent course! Thanks Lindsay, this is the second of your courses I have followed and I think you are an excellent teacher. You are able to eloquently and confidently explain everything in full but not excessive detail and I doubt that anyone could fail to learn from you, whatever their previous experience or knowledge.

  6. Profile photo of Ashraf Kotb Ashraf Kotb

    A fantastic course, one of my favorites. I liked the idea of using only diffusers and reflectors without any flashes, it makes the task pretty easy with no complications of flash and soft boxes setup.

  7. Profile photo of Peter Peter

    Great class! Lindsay was very informative and the class contained great demonstrations of the techniques that she was teaching. I will look for more classes taught by Lindsay.

  8. Profile photo of web4pro web4pro

    Excellent course ! a must !

  9. Profile photo of bonnie bonnie

    Excellent! Simple, logical, descriptive, well executed. Great course.

  10. Profile photo of Hector Rodriguez Hector Rodriguez

    Effective techniques clearly explained and demonstrated by Lindsay. I learn a lot and I enjoyed this class. Keep it up Lindsay.

  11. Profile photo of johnzander johnzander

    I found this entire course extremely helpful. It dealt with a real life situation that we (photographers) have to deal with. Clients don’t always want to book at the best outdoor lighting times. She also used very simple and inexpensive tools. Fantastic, useful and practical information from start to finish. Very appreciative! —- Yes, please post my feedback

  12. Profile photo of lynnbeeler lynnbeeler

    First day signing up for the one year subscription and itís paid off! Wow! So excited to view all the other videos. Thank you
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  13. Profile photo of walt342 walt342

    Thank you, this is a great course demonstrating the best alternatives to the “ideal” that in most cases does not exist. As in “Okay, these are the circumstances I have to deal with, what can I do to achieve the best result with what I have.” —- Yes, please post my feedback

  14. Profile photo of oldmanwalking oldmanwalking

    I was learning almost every minute of this course. Clear, useful instruction. —- Yes, please post my feedback

  15. Profile photo of Leslie Nicole Leslie Nicole

    This is a great course! For me this is worth the annual subscription price by itself. I’ve certainly read about all of these techniques, but having them demonstrated and with so much commentary – it really puts it all together for me. One little recommendation would be to have a download that shows the different lighting examples so it’s easy to compare the shadows/highlights, etc. at a glance. —- Yes, please post my feedback

  16. Profile photo of Alicyn Drew Alicyn Drew

    This is a really helpful video and I learned a lot. I have used the tips and they worked wonderfully. Something I would like to see additionally are ways to do these kinds of shoots without an assistant. I can’t always find a helper to hold the reflector. —- Yes, please post my feedback

  17. Profile photo of TiTan1313 TiTan1313

    I love it. 1st wedding shoot this weekend and its an outside wedding and the tips in this class are spot on. Thanks for sharing I really love this. —- Yes, please post my feedback

  18. Profile photo of eatbrian eatbrian

    ABSOLUTELY AMAZING COURSE!! I have now watched it all the way through like 4 times. I learn something new every time. Thanks to everyone involved!! —- Yes, please post my feedback

  19. Profile photo of Jnel Jnel

    This course offers so much great information, with perfect examples that can be put to use immediately! Excellent training. —- Yes, please post my feedback

  20. Profile photo of sinastaone sinastaone

    Love this course learnt a lot, and Lindsay makes it so simple and easy to understand, I look forward to more course from her in the future, thanks Kelbytraining. —- Yes, please post my feedback

  21. Profile photo of Diane Diane

    Excellent course! Easy to understand and soooo useful. I like that you don’t need a lot of expensive equipment to do this. This class would be a great deal of help to anyone who must photograph in direct sunlight. Thanks so much! —- Yes, please post my feedback

  22. Profile photo of Joanne Gentile Joanne Gentile

    I Loved this course. It addressed real issues that I deal with each day when I photograph graduating seniors. —- Yes, please post my feedback

  23. Profile photo of MikaelJ MikaelJ

    Lindsay Adler is clearly very good at what she does, and I am learning a lot, but please, please, make her talk S L O W E R ! :)

    She talks so fast that I have issues with keeping up. Apart from that I love this course. Thanks a lot to everyone involved. —- Yes, please post my feedback

  24. Profile photo of debhenley debhenley

    Awesome course, loved the instructor. She explained what she was doing, and why and showed examples of what not to do with lighting. Helped me so much. Watched it twice, sure I will be watching it again. —- Yes, please post my feedback

  25. Profile photo of lucienr lucienr

    Great tutorial ! I have learned new things.

  26. Profile photo of Chivo101 Chivo101

    Thank you. A lot to learn. Will have to come back to it to really absorb all the info
    Great tutorial!
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  27. Profile photo of Tsteitle Tsteitle

    Outstanding class. Great results with simple techniques. —- Yes, please post my feedback

  28. Profile photo of Abi Bell Abi Bell

    This was FANTASTIC!! So much good information and new ideas to work with for those tough mid day shoots! I feel SO much more confident after watching this and working with clients during harsh lighting situations! Thanks!! —- Yes, please post my feedback

  29. Profile photo of bmalbright bmalbright

    This course was just what I was looking for. Simple, easy to follow explanations for dealing with various issues when shooting mid day. I took away several useful tips!! —- Yes, please post my feedback

  30. Profile photo of ewilliams529 ewilliams529

    Bravo! excellent tutorial, thank you! —- Yes, please post my feedback

  31. Profile photo of mperry mperry

    Lindsay….great video, quite informative.

    I notice you seem like a Pro-Sigma user with all of your lenses :) —- Yes, please post my feedback

  32. Profile photo of charity.duke charity.duke

    This course was great and included many helpful approaches to handling harsh sunlight. —- Yes, please post my feedback

  33. Profile photo of Alicyn Drew Alicyn Drew

    I used these suggestions and did a shoot in bright midday sun. The images came out beautiful. Thank you for such useful and easy suggestions. I no longer fear the sunny day portrait. —- Yes, please post my feedback

  34. Profile photo of Bill Wallendorf Bill Wallendorf

    Lindsay, Great job. Lots of great tips and advice. Learned a lot about shooting in mid-day sun.
    Great, Thanks —- Yes, please post my feedback

  35. Profile photo of JCam1964 JCam1964

    What an excellent class! I like how she takes what may appear to be a tough lighting situation, and shows you how to work the light with some inexpensive solutions. I’m definitely looking forward to going out and testing these out for myself. —- Yes, please post my feedback

  36. Profile photo of Beverly Kohl Beverly Kohl

    This class is really, really helpful. Thanks for all the excellent examples of using reflectors and techniques for both full sun and shade. Info about lenses is also great! —- Yes, please post my feedback

  37. Profile photo of Arthur Lawrence Arthur Lawrence

    Excellent, Excellent, Excellent. Among the best courses yet. I’d be interested in seeing how Lindsey would use a fill flash at mid day too. Thank you Lindsey, please provide more. —- Yes, please post my feedback

  38. Profile photo of scubaraven scubaraven

    This was my first experience with Kelby Training and I am very impressed! Great stuff! —- Yes, please post my feedback

  39. Profile photo of throughamotherseyes throughamotherseyes

    LIndsey did a great job in this video of telling how to get the best shots in midday sun. This has been the best video I’ve watched so far. —- Yes, please post my feedback

  40. Profile photo of jameschidlow jameschidlow

    Thank you for the very informative course! Great tips. —- Yes, please post my feedback

  41. Profile photo of popphotog popphotog

    Ahhhhmazing!!!! This was exactly what I needed!! I cannot wait to put this into practice!! Thank you so much!!!

  42. Profile photo of Jacques-Coal Jacques-Coal

    This was very helpful! Really excellent. Thank You —- Yes, please post my feedback

  43. Profile photo of mskimberly mskimberly

    Excellent–very practical tips, especially for those of us without a lot of equipment. It’s very helpful to know how to use the environment to your advantage. It kept my attention–I watched every bit of it, and didn’t fast forward through anything! —- Yes, please post my feedback

  44. Profile photo of bfiser bfiser

    Love this class, Lindsay clearly explained how to work with bright sun light. I had a basic knowledge but now I feel like I have a complete understanding of dealing with bright midday light. Thank you Lindsay for your comprehensive explanation in this class. —- Yes, please post my feedback

  45. Profile photo of Steve L Steve L

    Great class. Lindsay is high energy. She brings up many simple and practical solutions to problems that most photographers encounter shooting in harsh, midday sun.
    Logical solutions with good, clear demonstrations.
    Highly recommended. —- Yes, please post my feedback

  46. Profile photo of Terri Redmon Terri Redmon

    I liked that she kept things moving. Sometimes videos can get very long. I also liked that she actually shot contrasting photos. This allowed me to she the differences she was speaking about. I learned some great tips for my next midday shoot. Terri —- Yes, please post my feedback

  47. Profile photo of VanessaMoon VanessaMoon

    Like the way Lindsay conducted this course. It’s crisp and clear. She shown the sample shots instantaneously throughout her presentation, highlighting the differences, this make it easier to be understood. Also, she walked around, moved the crews around and advised the models on various poses and positions to illustrate her reasons. Lastly, her pace and tone of voice are just right. —- Yes, please post my feedback

  48. Profile photo of garyphotopro garyphotopro

    i just love Lindsay Adler and her course A Super +++++++++++++++++
    learned a lot thank you —- Yes, please post my feedback

  49. Profile photo of Alan Waldrop Alan Waldrop

    I frequently have to shoot small group photos in exactly this type of situation and even though I was familiar with every device (reflectors, diffusers, etc.) Ms. Adler helped me to see all these devices used effectively. The photos of the model she took with and without each device really brought home and showed the pros and cons and what to look out for in each situation. It is essential but often overlooked in these courses the importance of bringing the price and efficiency of the devices to light. Ms. Adler emphasized the life cycle costs of the equipment she used and also brought less expensive alternative devices into the equation. I am sure that her discussion of price and benefit of the light modifiers she recommended and uses (convenience, her experiences with each, and expected results) is as extremely important to others as it was to me.

    This midday sunlight situation covered by this course is so common it is mentioned everywhere in any course about shooting outdoor location portraiture but I have never seen it covered so efficiently, succinctly with exactly the right amount of detail. Well done! —- Yes, please post my feedback

  50. Profile photo of jmurban jmurban

    Greatest training ever on the proper use of reflectors and diffusers. It also taught me (and confirmed to me) it is well worth the $40 dollars or so to hire a couple assistants on a shoot. Proper use of assistants can bring more income than they cost. Most pro photographers are shortsighted in regards to the use of assistants. —- Yes, please post my feedback

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    This was an outstanding course! Lindsay is fantastic I learned a great deal. Although I don’t shoot much portraits the insight here was invaluable. I am looking for one of those big reflectors next. Thank You Lindsay. —- Yes, please post my feedback

  52. Profile photo of arielrods arielrods

    Great! —- Yes, please post my feedback

  53. Profile photo of Gary Gary

    Terrific instructor! —- Yes, please post my feedback

  54. Profile photo of Philip Bach Philip Bach

    Very nice course. Great photography showing examples. Straightforward and Direct. —- Yes, please post my feedback

  55. Profile photo of David Warren David Warren

    This was a great instructional class and it will allow me to handle that “sunny day” problem that I get here in El Paso, Tx. —- Yes, please post my feedback

  56. Profile photo of thesalte thesalte

    I have watched this course half a dozen times now and love it every time. Lindsay is a fantastic instructor and this is by far one of the best courses I have seen on KelbyTraining. —- Yes, please post my feedback

  57. Profile photo of robertcan robertcan

    Lindsay isn’t only a pro photographer, she’s a pro instructor as well. Her presentation style is not only informative, it’s engaging from start to finish. So far, she’s my favorite Kelby instructor, hands down! More Lindsay please! —- Yes, please post my feedback

  58. Profile photo of Dennis Dennis

    She keeps it short and sweet. This is what I need to know with out all the teckie babble. Hope to see more of her. —- Yes, please post my feedback

  59. Profile photo of fr8dogphoto fr8dogphoto

    One of the best Kelby Classes to date! Very practical and real world. For those of us who are small shops the cost is realistic and the staffing is too. —- Yes, please post my feedback

  60. Profile photo of Susan Liberto Susan Liberto

    Simple and easy to understand! I learned alot! —- Yes, please post my feedback

  61. Profile photo of annejohnstone annejohnstone

    Excellent tips and Lindsay makes it so easy to understand! Thank you. —- Yes, please post my feedback

  62. Profile photo of David Babcock David Babcock

    Awesome class – many thanks!!!! —- Yes, please post my feedback

  63. Profile photo of geekay79 geekay79

    Excellent !! loved, it, All i can say is more please ! —- Yes, please post my feedback

  64. Profile photo of evlens56 evlens56

    I thought this presentation was thorough, well thought out and well presented. Great course, thanks!

  65. Profile photo of kenbong kenbong

    I just signed up for Kelbytraining and Lindsay’s course was the first one I watched. All I have to say is wow! I learned more in this one course than I have while spending hours reading books and web pages. She is an excellent instructor, breaking down the shoot into easy to remember “formulas”. Being an amateur, I won’t be using the knowledge gained on any paid shoots, but my kid shots should turn out much nicer now. Great job! —- Yes, please post my feedback

  66. Profile photo of Roberto Perez Roberto Perez

    Excellent tutorial. A lot of good ideas. Funny thing is I grew up in NYC, and have played on the boulder featured in the tutorial. —- Yes, please post my feedback

  67. Profile photo of SergeAMH SergeAMH

    Great job by Lindsey. She made sure that we didn’t forget certain tips that she was giving by quickly repeating some of them very matter-of-factly in later sections. Superb tutorial. Thank you! —- Yes, please post my feedback

  68. Profile photo of kenshi2008 kenshi2008

    Great tips by Lindsay on lenses and much more. I attended some of her classes before, and I’m always impress by her teaching style. —- Yes, please post my feedback

  69. Profile photo of Philip Craiger Philip Craiger

    Wonderful training video. I’ve encountered these mid-day photo opportunities previously, and i apparently had the tools I needed to pull off good shots, I just didn’t have the the training, or creative mind set, to do so. I do now. :) Thanks Lindsay!

  70. Profile photo of Ron Deviney Ron Deviney

    one of the best instructors you have! very effective delivery of info. WOW! —- Yes, please post my feedback

  71. Profile photo of Sandra Crocker Sandra Crocker

    Lots of info presented in a fluid-manner. Straight to the point. —- Yes, please post my feedback

  72. Profile photo of Carlyle Ellis Carlyle Ellis

    How many stops was the California sun bounce scrim that you used in this video? If you were only going to buy one which one would you recommend?

  73. Profile photo of Carlyle Ellis Carlyle Ellis

    Great! I hope to see more from Lindsay. She gives very practical advice in this video. I like her instruction style… a little fast paced but not too much. Maybe a little more info on camera settings she uses. —- Yes, please post my feedback

  74. Profile photo of jmrivera jmrivera

    Great course. I liked how she would summarize all the points and how she showed before and after shots. Very well done! —- Yes, please post my feedback

  75. Profile photo of Mkcook Mkcook

    Excellent class Lindsay. Great emphasis on the use of light modifiers to create soft light in direct sun without the need for a speedlight. —- Yes, please post my feedback

  76. Profile photo of 1sunny123 1sunny123

    I love Lindsay’s classes, she gives such great information packed into her classes. I love that I can review her classes and continue to pick up points. I feel like I am getting heaps of info condensed into one session, she gives simple clear instructions with heaps of do’s and don’t s. I have tried many of them out and they work. Thanks Lindsay. —- Yes, please post my feedback

  77. Profile photo of Kyro2010 Kyro2010

    Great course.
    Loved the comparisons between the different shots and how simple it was to setup.
    The instructor was great and she needs to do MORE courses!

  78. Profile photo of Gary Courtney Gary Courtney

    Lindsay Adler is perhaps one of the finest instructors both in person and in training videos. She thoroughly explain the whole process, not only the expressed topic, but everything that’s involved in creating an all-around outstanding image. —- Yes, please post my feedback

  79. Profile photo of bitanphoto bitanphoto

    I must admit I was a touch skeptical about Lindsay’s credentials given her young age, but I’ll also admit those reservations were misplaced. She is not only an imaginative and accomplished photographer, but a top instructor that articulates her ideas very well. Well done to KT for getting Lindsay on board, and thanks to her for generously sharing. —- Yes, please post my feedback

  80. Profile photo of Mitchell Paull Mitchell Paull

    Good learning points but the video could be 1/2 as long with 100% of the learning. —- Yes, please post my feedback

  81. Profile photo of tinamaliga77 tinamaliga77

    This was absolutely an amazing course. You really made controlling light very easy to understand and gave great tips and tricks for controlling light with affordable equipment. Thank you so much. —- Yes, please post my feedback

  82. Profile photo of DiaLynn725 DiaLynn725

    This course was excellent! I found the instructor engaging and informative. I really liked the tempo of her delivery and the examples really drove the point home. I learned so much from this course and this instructor.

    Bravo!! —- Yes, please post my feedback

  83. Profile photo of AussieInLondonUK AussieInLondonUK

    I really enjoyed this course. I learned how do deal with a potential nightmare to the uninitiated photographer. I have taken steps to make sure my assistant has the necessary reflectors or scrim to emulate the lessons I have learned.

    I have all 4 of the lenses used. But for a Nikon D4. They are (ALL Nikkor lenses) – 50mm F1.4, 85mm F1.4, 24-70mm F2.8 and the 70-200mm VR II F2.8.

    I would like to know the ISO’s used in this course. That would be the icing on the cake.

    Thanks for another great experience at Kelby Training.

    Mark Patten
    Mark Patten Photography. —- Yes, please post my feedback

  84. Profile photo of mainelynikon mainelynikon

    I have to agree with all the other raves! Amazingly concise, informative and clearly presented. I too appreciate the solutions presented without flash and a great deal of equipment. Thank you, thank you! —- Yes, please post my feedback

  85. Profile photo of tomcelroy tomcelroy

    Great Job Lindsay, once again you cover relevant topics and give soe great tips. If you ever need a backup photog in California let me know. —- Yes, please post my feedback —- Yes, please post my feedback

  86. Profile photo of Florio Florio

    Very good course, one of the best on available light, easy to follow, keep up the good work! Many many thanks from a kelbytraining fan!
    —- Yes, please post my feedback

  87. Profile photo of Diane Schulman Diane Schulman

    Excellent class! I learned a lot about lighting and not just lighting in mid-day sun. Lindsey’s explanations of directional lighting, reflectors and diffusors truly helped me understand lighting! —- Yes, please post my feedback

  88. Profile photo of MandyJeanPhotog MandyJeanPhotog

    Absolutely loved the class! I found it very useful! I have been waiting for a class on midday sun and finally, viola! Thank you very much! —- Yes, please post my feedback

  89. Profile photo of Nasroullah Dinally Nasroullah Dinally

    Thank you so much Lindsay.This is the best course I have ever seen about midday sun lighting situations and how to tackle them at ease.Lindsay knows exactly how to teach and how to get this information through this entire class and most importantly make it look so easy to follow along.Great job Lindsay and I can’t wait to see your next class.Keep up the great work!!! —- Yes, please post my feedback

  90. Profile photo of sleepyking sleepyking

    The nobel prize for the best female teacher of photography this year ( and for the next 12 years ) goes to LINDSAY ADLER !! —- Yes, please post my feedback

  91. Profile photo of onthetrail73 onthetrail73

    WOW! I have been watching “Conquering Midday Light” with Linday Alder. II would have to say, that content wise after using the site for almost 2 years, this is one of the BEST Kelby Video Training Courses on the site! For an amateur photographer this course has had the most relevant content to date. An added plus, is that there is no HUGE investment to get the kind of exposures that Lindsay is getting on top of having a camera. Great job Lindsay and Kelby Training! I hope more courses like this are coming! —- Yes, please post my feedback

  92. Profile photo of randypollock randypollock

    Wonderful class and easy to follow. Thank you. —- Yes, please post my feedback

  93. Profile photo of Claude King Claude King

    Another excellent class by Lindsay Adler. Lindsay packs lots of helpful tips that will allow you to take control of harsh mid-day light. I found the before and after pictures great to show the difference among various light controlling methods. Most importantly, you’ll feel confident that you can replicate Linday’s results after you’ve watched this video. —- Yes, please post my feedback

  94. Profile photo of allypuk allypuk

    Really enjoyed this class very usefull :) —- Yes, please post my feedback

  95. Profile photo of Jrosado Jrosado

    Thank you!! I learned so much!!
    Well taught Lindsay!
    —- No, I’d keep it between us

  96. Profile photo of Doug Dillon Doug Dillon

    Great job! Lindsey gives great ideas and shows the practical way of getting the best shot. It shows the “real world” situations we run into.

    Thanks to Kelby Training for great training material! —- Yes, please post my feedback

  97. Profile photo of John Keel John Keel

    Lindsay is absolutely one of my favorite instructors that I’ve seen here on Kelby Training. My only pet peeve is that she never calls the model by her name. That’s something I always try to do to keep a rapport with a model. Other than that (well, plus the one male assistant who always looked really angry when he was on camera), Lindsay’s videos are just great. —- Yes, please post my feedback

  98. Profile photo of Juan Carlos Guzman Juan Carlos Guzman

    awesome tutorial very good , one of my fav…thanks for that !!! —- Yes, please post my feedback

  99. Profile photo of Raymond McClure Raymond McClure

    Excellent class! Lindsay explains it so clearly! —- Yes, please post my feedback

  100. Profile photo of ramyelzein ramyelzein

    I love Lindsay. She’s a great teacher and you can tell that she has a wealth of experience in fashion photography. I look forward to seeing more of her work and her classes on Kelby. Cheers. Ramy. —- Yes, please post my feedback

  101. Profile photo of Dugdale Dugdale

    I learned a ton from this one. One of the best videos on Kelby. —- Yes, please post my feedback

  102. Profile photo of jgabriel jgabriel

    Excellent tutorial. From equipment selection to mental and technical application of technique, Lindsay covers all of the subtle nuances that separate the best Portrait Professionals from the average DSLR operator. Bravo! —- Yes, please post my feedback

  103. Profile photo of matthewhodges matthewhodges

    Awesome, awesome class. Simple and practical approaches to conquering harsh light. Thank you. —- Yes, please post my feedback

  104. Profile photo of Rick Rick

    This was a great course. I like the minimalist amount of gear used to make the great shots in this course. Anytime of day is a good time to shoot with the right knowledge at hand. —- Yes, please post my feedback

  105. Profile photo of Triple Effects Triple Effects

    Great course, this will improve my outdoor shooting 70 percent! This also give me the tools to offer photos any time of the day.’

    Thank you

    James Castro —- Yes, please post my feedback

  106. Profile photo of Laurie Schmidt Laurie Schmidt

    Excellent. Very informative, great information. Presented clearly, but she could slow down a smidge. —- Yes, please post my feedback

  107. Profile photo of pedrojschmitt pedrojschmitt

    Ah, and this girl is the most beautiful model I’ve ever seen here in Kelby training. Astonishing! —- Yes, please post my feedback

  108. Profile photo of pedrojschmitt pedrojschmitt

    Another great class, Lindsay. A little request, if you dont mind: I’m foreigner and sometimes you speak so fast that I have to rewind and watch again. Not your fault, but mine and my difficults in English. So, I kindly ask to speak more slowly. Love your classes and the way you simplifying things. Greetings from Rio de Janeiro, Brasil. —- Yes, please post my feedback

  109. Profile photo of 1370526 1370526

    Great class! Well presented and explained with many examples, solutions, and demonstrations. —- Yes, please post my feedback

  110. Profile photo of gStrader Photography gStrader Photography

    I love Lindsay’s common sense approach to the very real problem of dealing with the harsh light of mid day. Thank you for your short course Lindsay. —- Yes, please post my feedback

  111. Profile photo of Gwen Harris Gwen Harris

    Brilliant. Well structured course with easy to follow explanations. For me, she has gathered together disperate half understood bits of theory and practice and bound them together with some overall principles and concepts.
    Really good. Would love to see more courses from her. Perhaps a course on posing related to natural and or studio light. Pointing out how the light and shadows are falling as the pose changes. —- Yes, please post my feedback

  112. Profile photo of Bryon Wiley Bryon Wiley

    Great class! —- Yes, please post my feedback

  113. Profile photo of jawsh3539 jawsh3539

    This was a good solid course. It’s great to have the know how to shoot in these conditions. —- Yes, please post my feedback

  114. Profile photo of emilnekem emilnekem

    One of the best courses about lighting! It is great to see how Lindsay Adler is becoming a more professional presenter with each video. It is easy to follow her advice and it is nicely demonstrated with the video. Thank you! —- Yes, please post my feedback

  115. Profile photo of Ed Dombrowski Ed Dombrowski

    I have been a Kelby Training customer for a couple of years now. I have watched all the great instructors you have. I have to say Lindsay Adler is one of the best instructors you have and this course in particular was terrific. Her definitions of open VS covered shade and the differences in highlights and shadows was an Ah Ha moment for me. She is easy to follow and her examples are terrific. Lastly, other then the California Sun Bounce Diffuser at the end of the video, she made all of these wonderful portraits using very inexpensive modifiers that any photographer can afford. I will be watching this one again I am sure. —- Yes, please post my feedback

  116. Profile photo of alkajones alkajones

    Excellent, great advice. Bring on the sun, I’ll be ready and waiting! —- Yes, please post my feedback

  117. Profile photo of henryd henryd

    The video was great and she’s a very good instructor who is easy to follow and very informative. —- Yes, please post my feedback

  118. Profile photo of 1226816 1226816

    Once again, it is so nice to see a “Real Model” used in this course! Lindsay, is the first instructor I have seen, anywhere, doing this. As a former make-up artist, and hairstylist, working for fashion photographers, I was taught 25 years ago, by my agent in L.A., “if I don’t know what beauty is, how can I hope to sell it”. And I have to say there are models used in some of these video’s that are so unattractive, I can’t hear what is being said.
    Another thing I enjoy about Lindsay, is her lack of ego, or need to put down other photographers to make her point. She is well spoken and her dialog is thought about, she isn’t just standing there rambling.
    Also how cool is it that she is using minimal equipment. She’s not breaking out her 30 on camera strobes with 5 camera bodies and every lens ever made. This is a real life challenge and she delt with it in a real life way, using minimal equipment.
    On a personal note, her guy assistant is lame, I can’t even count how many times I have been on a shoot, where the assistant was wanting so bad to be the shooter, and let the model know that this is just a part time gig, and he is really an amazing shooter, here’s my card if you ever want a real photo! It is hard to get and keep a good crew. But when Lindsay had stopped shooting for a moment, he continued to hold the bright reflector on the model, (with no since of the discomfort she was in). And when Lindsay put her camera on the ground, I felt once again, he should have been there to take it from her, instead of posing.
    But that said I think Lindsey is the best of all of the instructors here at Kelby, who shoot people. I love David Ziser too! —- Yes, please post my feedback

  119. Profile photo of Stego Stego

    So so so so useful! Thanks!! —- Yes, please post my feedback

  120. Profile photo of Craig Banton Craig Banton

    This was a great class! Lindsay knew exactly what she wanted to do and why she wanted to do it. She has a great talent of being able to give you a lot of information in a very few words. —- Yes, please post my feedback

  121. Profile photo of 875731 875731

    Excellent class and very useful ideas. Well done! —- Yes, please post my feedback

  122. Profile photo of Alex McInnis Alex McInnis

    Looking at the chapter headings for this course I thought that I had seen most of it in other Kelby videos, however once it started Lindsay got my attention on the correct way to use these aids. I really like the way she explained what she was doing by giving several concrete examples of each point she was making, i.e. how a reflector should be used etc. My knowledge in this area has been increased greatly watching this video! Good work! —- Yes, please post my feedback

  123. Profile photo of Peter Blyth Peter Blyth

    Effective techniques clearly explained and demonstrated by Lindsay to boost confidence in photographers wary of harsh midday light. —- Yes, please post my feedback

  124. Profile photo of davsmith17 davsmith17

    Lindsay, fantastic course. After seeing your studio course, which was excellent and among my favorites, i kept refreshing the “coming soon” section for “conquering midday light” hoping it was going be as good and it was. You get to the point and cover a lot of concepts and examples. The before and after comparison shots that you take and that the production team has put together in ‘post’ is some of the best yet on kelby training. Nicely done. —- Yes, please post my feedback

  125. Profile photo of abelcrew abelcrew

    Fantastic tutorial. Lindsay presents in such a concise, informative and practical manner. More please Lindsay. Enjoyed the fact that it was just natural light as I don’t have flash. Loved it, thank you. —- Yes, please post my feedback

  126. Profile photo of Ivan Boden Ivan Boden

    Excellent class on taming difficult light! Lindsay does an outstanding job explaining each situation. She has a keen eye and sees the problems and knows how to fix them immediately. Loved it! —- Yes, please post my feedback

  127. Profile photo of Andrew Stubblefield Andrew Stubblefield

    Is Lindsay using a Nikon 85mm, 50mm, 24-70mm & 70-200mm on a Cannon EOS? If so why?, I have read about adaptor rings to allow Cannon users use Nikon lenses but if in using the adaptor it becomes a manual lens. —- Yes, please post my feedback

    1. Profile photo of whaley.jamielee whaley.jamielee

      I’m pretty sure she’s using sigma lenses.

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