Harsh light washes out colours and details, and creates blown highlights and deep shadows. The latter two are unflattering to faces, so I try to avoid shooting in bright midday light when photographing people.
Sometimes though, the moment inspires and emotion wins over technical perfection.
[Photography Pearl: An emotionally appealing, but technically flawed, photograph will always trump a boring, but technically perfect one. If an image connects with the viewer, it has succeeded.]
(please click on the images below)
↑”Springtime” (Leica 50mm Summicron @ f/2). [This image was chosen as a Leica Fotografie International (LFI) Master Shot].
↑”Mother and daughter” (Leica 75mm Summilux @ f/1.4 with a 3 stop ND filter).
↑”The contortion of play” (Leica 75mm Summilux @ f/1.4 with a 3 stop ND filter).
↑”Not homeless, just tired” (Konica Hexanon 60mm @ f/1.2).
All images taken with a Leica M9.