Kristoffer Sandven

Kristoffer Sandven

Kristoffer Sandven is the founder and author of The People Mag,, and more. His daily work involves web development, SEO, Photography and selling coffee online.

Sunday, 22 December 2013 23:33

Position your subjects for better light

Published in Blog

Sometimes, it's really easy to improve how your images end up. This fall my daughter and a friend joined me on a hike in the woods. As we came to an old tree trunk, the girls sat down and I took a quick picture. I saw that the light in the woods that day was really warm and beautiful, and I wanted to capture the adventurers in this light. As I looked at the girls again, I saw that I could easily improve the light on them. The light on my daughter's face was really harsh, as she was hit by the sun coming through the leaves.

I asked the girls to move about 20 cms to their right. Now, the light was the same on both on them and I could take the final image you see in this article.

Simple tip, perhaps, but it goes to show that by taking a little bit of control of the situation you can improve the result a lot.

The below image shows before and after.