High key lighting outdoor portrait tips

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Dan W Regular Member • Posts: 359
Re: High key lighting outdoor portrait tips

The people look well exposed, so yes they are in the shade on a contrasty day. Looking at the eyes you don't see any catch lights so no flash or reflector was likely used.

It's an interesting look, I might have to try it. The problem its a little distracting. your eye naturally goes to the brightest part of the image, in this case the background. I usually light and expose for the face and some falloff as you move down the body. Portraits its about the face right? I'll also under expose the background 2/3 stop or so because I want the viewers eye to flow to the face of the portrait.

But there's something unique about your photos that I like...

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