I've never written a blog post like this, but this is a perfect example of why you should leave the photography to professionals. A photographer was hired to take photos of a family at a park. It happened to be a bright and sunny day. What could go wrong? Apparently a lot. The photographer did not know how to position the family in harsh light. She also didn't use any type of diffuser or professional strobe. And last but not least, she did not know how to properly edit the photos when all else failed. She decided to fake the faces and make them look like legos. She actually delivered this to the family.
There is a lot to be learned by this. If I were the photographer I would have said that I am new and I'd do this completely free. This way, if my work was this bad, we could have simply rescheduled until I got it right. The blame is also to the family who decided that they wanted to save a buck and go to the cheapest photographer they can find. You get what you pay for is the catchphrase of the day.
At Delensmode, something like this will never happen. We know how to make our photos exposed correctly in this situation. Additionally, we carry professional light gear that can over power the sun in most cases. Not to mention, all you have to do is make use of good shade in these situations.
In my examples below you see various examples of outdoor shoots where the sun is bright. You can tell the light is consistent throughout. This is when we bring out our professional lighting gear. As a professional photographer you know your camera gear inside and out. The most expensive camera gear does have it's limitations, and that's when you bring out professional lighting gear.
Our post is not to put blame to the family or the photographer as this ended in laughs for the family. However, it's to show value in what we do. Photography is like any other profession. It requires constant training of the craft and new gear. Luckily for us, it's our passion. We love what we do. When we say the biggest stressful day of your life (your wedding day) is our comfort zone. We mean it. We thrive in pressure.