This photo shoot with beautiful 10-year-old Maddie is a typical
summer evening shoot.
I usually back light the subject at this time of evening, about 7 pm.
I use evaluative metering which gets the background
properly exposed, but usually leaves the subject dark like this.
That's why I use a reflector for these evening shoots.
Learn how to use a reflector in THIS BLOG POST.
The reflector allows you to properly expose for the
background while lighting the face properly.
I did this photo shoot for a dance portrait brochure.
Summer is a perfect time to take dance portraits
with the dancers wearing their costumes!
I like these location shoots much better
than the studio dance shots.
I hope these portraits inspire you to purchase a reflector and
practice with it this summer!