Sunday, July 19, 2015

Reflector Portraits

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!