Well, I wouldn’t want WIW2D readers to miss out on the fun. Here’s your chance to take sides in an ongoing disagreement between Beefy and myself:
Beefy prefers to take dramatic photos of my outfits in direct, frontal sunlight. He likes the high-contrast results and the way the colors look in the sun. I prefer being lit from the side or back in direct sunlight to better capture the colors and details of the outfit. Complete shade, although boring, provides the truest, clearest outfit photos.
Direct, frontal sunlight can result in good photos, but it takes careful monitoring of the camera settings and my poses to yield usable results. It’s tricky.
Our first set of photos were shot in direct sunlight with a wide open aperture, but low ISO. Still the light overwhelmed the sensors, resulting in overexposed images with “leaky” edges. I asked that Beefy retake the photos in the shade and he agreed only if I post the original pictures as well and ask my readers which they’d rather see.
Jacket, Esley. Turtleneck, Mossimo. Blouse, Sans Souci. Skirt, Outlander. Shoes, Libby Edelman. Sunglasses, Betsey Johnson. Necklace pendants, Epcot Morroco (tassel) and thrifted (arrowheads). Bag, Fossil (gift).
I chose a shade photo to lead the entry. Below, are the shade vs sun photos.
Photos by Beefy Muchacho.