Outdoors, a flash, a powerful one, will often make good images into great images. Because you can make the background darker:
Here’s how we took a shot at a creative light workshop last year:
Which leads to this shot:
- Get the background right first; remember to keep the shutter speed below your maximum flash sync speed (like 1/250th sec).
- Then add flash.
- Set the flash power to the aperture you have gotten to in step 1.
Really simple, no? Provided that you have a powerful enough flash to overpower the sun, of course.