Framing The Sun: National Geographic Photography

Produced in Partnership With National Geographic

Shooting into the sun, either at sunrise or sunset, is a tempting idea, but it’s also a mistake that every novice photographer makes.

Here’s how one expert photographer captures the sun’s beautiful light without having the overbearing brightness ruin the shot.

  1. Block the sun with your subject.
  2. Use a flash when shooting your subject.

Watch the video below for a more in-depth explanation about using the sun in photos, hosted by National Geographic Photographer Joel Sartore.

The Art of Travel Photography by The Great Courses and National Geographic

This helpful tip is just one of hundreds of techniques found in the course The Art of Travel Photography, available to stream now on The Great Courses Plus.