..taken by my student Nick, on a sunny day – super sunny in Ontario – at mid-day:
Here’s Nick, showing how it is done:
Exposure is set to create a dark background. 1/200th second (sync speed!) and f/11 at 100 ISO did the trick. And then the flash direct – but off-camera, fired by Pocketwizards, metered with a light meter.
And that’s how you take a dramatic portrait on a sunny day!