High key lighting outdoor portrait tips

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RealVSK Regular Member • Posts: 428
Re: I'll bite... High key lighting outdoor portrait tips

I'll take a chance take a chance...

Last Saturday here we had a nice 70 degree day.  This was at about 12noon on Staten Island, NY with the sun behind and a little to the right illuminating thin clouds.

I used an Adorama Flashpoint Explor600 Pro, (Godox 600) at 1/2 and 1/1 power (I forget which for this one).  25" Glow collapsible beauty dish bare with deflector.

I was a bit shy trying this but seeing the results in the finder I liked it.

I had a few with the subject underlit and recovering the subject in the shadow I didn't like the result that much.  I didn't go for a more ethereal whiting of veiling which looks nice at times.  But I wanted more contrast.

Battery was low but all went well.   We did a lot outdoors with the D850 and 50mm1.4afd rotating a bit to play with the harsh shadows.  But I would feel naked not having some strobe available.


 RealVSK's gear list:RealVSK's gear list
Nikon D7200 Nikon D850 Nikon AF-S Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8G ED Nikon AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.4D Nikon AF Nikkor 85mm f/1.4D +21 more
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