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California Sunbounce & Sun-Swatter in Midday Sun.

Posted on Thursday, September 23, 2010 at 04:54AM by Registered Commenterkennethlinge in , , | Comments4 Comments | References2 References

Here is another sample of photographing in midday sun:-)

I choose a shaded grey container for background. To get a background darker and colder then her. The light in the shade is much colder then the California Sunbounce Mini Zebra I will be using on her. This way creating more depht and dimension in the image and make her face and skin pop out in the image. This is not a fashion shot so I want more attention to her then the dress.

In the image underneath you can see how it looks in the existing light before I do anything.

As you can see the hair light is too strong and also on the arm, burning it out. It is also not enough and directional light on her face. In the image underneath we have added a California Sunbounce Mini Zebra from the left side of the camera. The eyes goes to the brightest part of the image which is also the minority.

In the final image underneath you can see how it looks at the end as seen in the overview when we have added a California Sun-Swatter Pro above to tune down the hair and edge light and added the California Sunbounce Mini Zebra Sunbounce Silvergold on her. Yes, I use assistants and I think it is a necessary thing to do to get optimal lighting in most cases, especially outside.

This images are taken during my Photographing People Part 1 class in Orem Utah Sept.4th 2010.

For more info on my classes etc go to the The International School of Photography site.


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Reader Comments (4)

I love the natural gradation on the subject's legs. A great shot. I think it is also important to note how you have made your subject about a stop brighter than your background, really making her pop out.

September 24, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAric Hoek

tips are great, and the model used is just stunning.

September 26, 2010 | Unregistered Commentergraham

I really enjoy these lessons, Kenneth! I like the part where you keep the hair and rim-light, without diffusing them completely, which is easy to do.
Keep up the good work. I so enjoy these :-)

September 26, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJørgen Bjerkøe

Nice photo tutorial...explains lighting very well. Most of us think that shooting outdoors in natural sunlight itself will work its magic on the photos on canvas. Little do we realize how much work needs to go into lighting up a subject just right.

October 27, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterlensladybeth

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