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rafuly
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What is the best way to shoot portraits outdoors when lighting is camera external flash,
Photography in the hours before sunset and in the shade.
Soft Box, Beauty Dish, umbrella white / black / silver.

Thanks for answering



Sep 08, 2012 at 06:30 PM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · light for portrait outdoor.


It depends on the look you're going for: gritty, high-fashion, dreamy, classic, etc.

Some looks will be better done with hard light, others with soft light; some will need high-contrast, specular lighting, while others will do better with low-contrast broad fill.

The only constant is that off-camera flash almost always works better outdoors than on-camera flash, since there are fewer bounce surfaces available.



Sep 08, 2012 at 06:52 PM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · light for portrait outdoor.


Once you get proficient at off-camera flash outdoors, you'll find that you aren't necessarily limited to dawn and dusk.

Scott



Sep 09, 2012 at 09:42 PM
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Good point Scott. The sun makes an excellent back light, fill, or hair light. It is liberating.


Sep 14, 2012 at 07:53 PM





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