High key lighting outdoor portrait tips

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elliotn Senior Member • Posts: 2,312
Re: High key lighting outdoor portrait tips

To shoot portraits like this you need to take your strobes, softboxes, brollies, gels, nano-stands etc - and lock them in a cupboard. (You can put your tripod in there too.)

Don't read anything by David Hobby or Joe McNally.

All you need is a camera with a fast prime lens.

Place the sun behind your subject, and then look - really look - at the way the environment is reflecting the sunlight back onto your subject. That's the skill - placing your subject in a position where the reflected light is flattering.

No fancy post-production is required (just pull the highlights, lift the shadows, and reduce the saturation).

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