Steve, if you have a white reflector that will do wounders, keep the light soft but yet kick up the fill.Steve S said:Dan, in fact he was almost completely perpendicular to the sun's position, and were shot at 6:45 local time. However, we had just came outside from being indoors, and started shooting immediately, and his eyes might not have been adjusted to the brightness yet. Also, my son was just off camera pointing a gold reflector into his face. I'm sure that didn't help, since he mentioned the glare from it bothered him. Maybe he wasn't directing the reflector properly? Orienting him with his back more to the sun is going to be a problem, since there are so many distractive elements all around us, such as everything on the neighbor's pier, etc.