High key lighting outdoor portrait tips

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Ellis Vener
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Re: High key lighting outdoor portrait tips

Along with the technical advice about lighting, also note that the people are all wearing light or pastel toned clothing so make sure you include that direction to your clients.

In the realm of processing, Capture One allows you to create masks based on tonal range and colors. If you create that mask and invert it, you can then brighten and desaturate the everything except the skin tones and dark details like the guy's belt. So that maybe what that photographer is doing.
I think you will also find it interesting to use the R, G, and B histograms as a "forensic" tool to help you work out how the photo works.

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