When you’re on location scrambling to get your shot, remember to try shooting more or less directly into the sun. I know that a lot of you are going to scoff at this, but consider this photograph.
Notice how putting the subjects in between me and the sun, I am creating a nice rim light on the side of the boys face. This will help separate your subject from the background and helps give the photograph that 3D “pop”.
Of course when you do this, you’ll need to supply a healthy dose of fill light as your subject will likely be in total shadow, so bring along a couple speedlights and an umbrella.
The Napa Photographer