Another reminder to those of you who do outside portraits: turn your subjects away from the sun. Like this, I photo I made yesterday of Oakville’ mayor Rob Burton and friends:
- The nice shadows coming towards you.
- The sun becomes the hair/edge light.
- The subjects do not squint.
- The light on my subjects’ faces is not harsh like sunlight.
Of course this needs a… flash. To light up their faces. I used a Bowens 400 Ws studio flash, powered by a Bowens “Travel Kit” battery.
Camera settings: 100 ISO, 1/250th, f/7.1. Flash set to 4 (out of 5), bounced into an umbrella.
And that is that. Simple.