Adjusting to the northern light was been a challenge over the year. I do have these great big windows lining my living room wall and take photos with natural daylight. One thing that I find challenging is too much light creates dark shadows and makes my camera wonky. Yep, technical term there.
My solution? A piece of paper. Mmm-hmm, that's it. You can see the dramatic results above that the paper tent creates. I'll sometimes use a piece of vellum, but I didn't have one yesterday and a good ol' sheet of printer paper worked like a charm.
Fancy - I know! I may break down and work on a more professional set up later this year - when winter and dull gray days are here. For now, I still like the natural light best and will work with what I have.
Here is another example. Another thing I have been playing with and I don't know if it works or not but I'm pretending that it does - for a few of my photos, I pull the camera back a little and then zoom in. It's been softening up my backgrounds and creating more depth of field. I'm liking it.