Lesson 30: Lifestyle Fashion and Beauty´s archives ↓
As the sun came close to setting we staged this BBQ set up and here again a diffusion panel bounces the right amount of light into their front side to even the tonal range out. This way the backlight edge on them is not blowing out and is more of a nice accent. Another point to consider is the background. Here it is dark and makes the subjects stand out well.The content you are trying to access is only available to members. Sorry.
Sunny Natural Light
Since you cannot control the weather nor can anyone predict it very accurately, you have to be technically adept at dealing with whatever you are presented with. All light is good light; it just depends on how you use what you are presented with. The sun most of the time is not very flattering, but there are ways to deal with it and reduce its contrast.The content you are trying to access is only available to members. Sorry.
The reflector is one of the most useful tools in shooting fashion and apparel outdoors. You can use anything reflective that will bounce light into the subject and these can be white art boards or foam core or commercial models like California Sunbounce or any other commercially available reflector.
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Here is another image of one model in full sun right before it sets. Actually, the client spotted our model, bored and waiting to be called to shoot, sitting here making art from items she found on the beach while shooting earlier in the day. The key is the spontaneity of the setup and also the sun creates low contrast. This is due to the front lighting.The content you are trying to access is only available to members. Sorry.
In image below, the reflector is on the right and bouncing light into the shadow side of his face and the edges of the apparel. I purposely position him to use the high sun light to place effective highlights on him and fill the shadows with the reflector.The content you are trying to access is only available to members. Sorry.
Bring on the strobes!
Now I introduce the strobe. In this image below the porch was shaded. This is nice because you can create your own highlights, shadows, and contrast by adding strobes.The content you are trying to access is only available to members. Sorry.