Guide to Shooting Portraits on Location

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Shooting on location often means being forced to work with less than desirable conditions and in lighting that doesn’t lend itself to attractive photographs. On the other side of the spectrum, it also affords the photographer the ability to more accurately tell the story of their subjects. Fortunately, there are ways to work around the downsides which allow you to utilize the more positive side of shooting on location. Take a look at Joe Brady’s hour long webinar to learn a few approaches to take during some common on-location situations.

Throughout the webinar Brady stresses the use of a light meter, giving detailed information on how to use the device to perfect any lighting situation. Brady also goes into depth about the use of speedlights and covers adding lighting modifiers, such as a softbox, to tweak and fine tune the end results.

using a light meter

“Shooting on location can present an entire laundry list of obstacles to getting a great photograph, but some planning and a thought-out approach can help to make it much easier.”

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