Look at this picture, of a photographer student I shall call “Rapper MA” (although he is not a rapper of course – it is just the look and the light and the hat!):
This was made in bright sunny daylight.
How did I light it?
- Camera on manual
- 100 ISO, 1/160th second.
- Now set aperture to expose for the background. In this case f/13.
- Use two flashes, left and right, slightly behind the subject.
- Flashes on stands, aimed at subject.
- Connected to Pocketwizards via Flashzebra cables.
- Pocketwizard on the camera.
- Set power to that aperture (using the light meter). Adjust shutter/aperture as needed.
Here’s one more illustration with a bit more background:
Small speedlites can overpower the sun. That is why this site is called “speedlighter”. Have fun with your speedlights!