Shooting in Full Sun: Prevent Raccoon Eyes!

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Previoulsy, I posted a Photo-Recipe on shooting in full sun.  All three of our SOAR! Recipients were assigned the task of trying this out, and they did an amazing job!  They rocked it!  In fact, I wanted to share Linda’s with you.  If you missed it, I know you will enjoy this!  (thanks Linda, and girl, GREAT job!)


One of the goals I set in last week’s business coaching exercise was to improve my photography skills. The further I progress on this journey, the more I realize the need to break this goal down into realistic and manageable actions to prevent me from becoming frustrated and overwhelmed by the very thing I profess to love. I think the past six months has taught me much about the skills and techniques I need to work on and practice to become the kind of photographer I aspire to be. Now is the time for me to truly acknowledge I can’t acquire these skills all at once. As Me Ra says in this week’s photo exercise – it’s time to slow down!

Shooting in full sun is something I definitely need to learn and practice. Here in Sacramento by around 8:30am I’m in trouble, so finding the conditions to do this exercise was not a problem. Finding a cooperative model on the other hand was. It’s finally time for me to wise up and say NO to practicing on my children. It’s just not fun for anyone and slowing down with those two monkeys in tow is certainly not an option. Even my shameless bribes and pleading don’t buy me much time. But this weekend my options were limited and I had to work with what I had.

So here is my little Raccoon eyed Jack… around 10am facing into the sun.

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