This was one of those days in spring where we had every type of weather happen in the span of a few hours. The morning it was pouring with snow and rain and the whole shoot nearly had to be post-poned.
When the weather did clear up, we didn’t want to waste any time and took our bride out to the spot and started shooting. We feared that if we waited for the right light, that the weather would have turned for the worse and we would have walked away with nothing.
Shooting in harsh light is not the easiest. Thats for sure. But sometimes a nifty little diffuser can save you a lot of headaches. If you don’t have a diffuser near by, think outside the box. All you need to do is create soft light on your subject. You could use a white bed sheet (if you want to keep one just in case in your bag), an umbrella or even a t-shirt.
Just keep in mind that the translucency of the item that you use has an impact on the softness of the light. Things that don’t let light through (a wooden slab, for example) would cast a strong shadow. Whereas a white piece of material will give you a much softer shadow.