High key lighting outdoor portrait tips

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High key lighting outdoor portrait tips

Hi,

Over the past few years I've noticed a great trend of so many outdoor portraits looking a lot like this ... very high key and somewhat washed out; muted color tones.

I noticed this type of imagery is very common ... but it greatly contrasts with my portrait imagery with the backgrounds properly exposed and a fill flash added.

I'd love to experiment and learn this and add to my portfolio and experience.

My guess would be that this would be natural light with no flash, backlit by the sun and overexposed based on the shadowed face which would make the face exposure accurate yet blow out the background .... and then in post heavily bring down the lightlights to show the light detail in the back.

Or overexposing the background naturally and adding a fill flash in the face so the whole image is somewhat overexposed?

Is there tint added to these images possibly or muted contrast .... would love any thoughts.

Thanks,
Matt

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