The sun gives us light and warmth, but we can’t control where it is in the sky like we can control the position of lights in the studio. But the good news is that this natural light can still work for you.
If you’re outside in a cloudless day and wait until the sun is close to the horizon, you can can create wonderful lighting effects. Inside, you can use windows and blinds to direct the light. And reflectors, like white cardboard, can add additional illumination from almost any direction you enjoy.
Finally digital filters, such as those found in Photoshop or Picasa, can change brightness, contrast, color saturation and other aspects of your shot.