newbie looking for direction

Started Feb 18, 2013 | Discussions thread
Brooke Meyer
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Re: newbie looking for direction
In reply to spineguy, Feb 21, 2013

Even in open shade, light has direction.  If you know where its coming from, you can use it to model the face ( one side will be in shadow ) and get catch lights without a reflector or flash.

I do carry a flash in a softbox atop my tripod during outdoor portrait sessions. You can however use the big softbox overhead in the shade.   I shot this last 4th of July for a local online publication.   Hot day, under a big shade tree, no way to add light so I looked for the direction and watched for expression.  He was the winner, too.



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