Tony Corbell shows how to create a classic studio portrait outdoors, using natural light.
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Well again, we’re here at the beach and this is a spectacular day. This is a fun shoot. It’s a relaxing shoot working with clients that are relaxed and artistic in nature. And we just have a great afternoon up here. We were able to create and replicate a studio location while on location and using just the sun light we use no portable light, no battery packs and it means you can blew and take less equipment and get a lot of work done in a short period of time.
And the beauty of that is your color temperature stays the same most of the day. Your exposure stays the same all day long. And your shadow speeds stay high all day long. So it’s really pretty great. Obviously there's a lot of people at the beach and its fun, it’s a good day out.
This shoot will show how to create a classic studio portrait in any outdoor location. Our goal here is to use the sun as our only light source. It will provide the quality of life and the number of lights we’ll need for both our subject and our background.
I've switch to Matthew 6 x 6 the fusion panel with their grip cloth fabric. This will give me a lot more room for posing Lee Ann with her guitar and it’s also big enough to light the background as well. The only other gear we’ll need is a Muslim background and a couple of light stand to support it along with our trustee flexi glass mirrors of course.
And since we’re using a painted backdrop you can do a shoot like this almost anywhere as long as the sun is shining. And wherever you work with panels outdoor certainly this size you're going to need some help too. So ask the couple of your friends to lend the hand you'll be able to shoot much faster with much less gear and it’s going to be a lot of fun for everyone involved.
And this what the sun can do with the little help from other fusion panel and a couple of Plexiglas mirrors.
With the sun in this position the 6 x 6 panel has no trouble lighting up the background as well as your subject.
On the side of the bay it’s really nice, very calm, it’s quite. So people are going to come around and see what we are up to but it’s a lot less crazy then being on the beach side. So it’s just a good afternoon and like I say we were able to control the sunlight as if we run the studio with our big shelves it’s like the sun is going through a soft box working with those twin mirrors from the back coming forward with our accent lighting it’s given a separation light from the background and through on the background up and letting that ambient light to light the background it’s a real simple shoot to do and yet will give the feel of being in the studio. It’s a great afternoon, it’s a great shoot.