7 Ways To Improve Your Outdoor Portraits

Article from Light Stalking

Lighting is one of the most important concepts in photography, so one may automatically assume that outdoor portraits would need very little lighting consideration due to the abundance of beautiful, natural light. This could not be further from the truth. Outdoor portraiture requires a whole new thinking process, especially in regards to lighting. Here are a few basic tips to take into consideration to get you on the way to improving those outdoor portraits.

This subject was placed in the shade of a pavilion with the sunlight directly behind her.


This is an example of a photo taken at the beach during midday where no shade was available. The subject was too far away for flash to be effective, so we are left with a shadow under her chin. She is also squinting!

 

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Amber Ketchum
Amber is a professional photographer from Ohio. You can visit her on her website.

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