Using the bright setting sun as a backlight can be intimidating for some photographers when shooting portraits outdoors, but it’s not impossible to get some great shots out of it. Check out the video below for some useful tricks and tips on shooting portraits at sunset, including how to use a xenon flashlight to create a warm, complementary light to accent faces. Have a look:
In the picture below, the photographer used his xenon flashlight as a directional light to increase the depth of the outdoor portrait, adding separation between the models dark dress and the dark background.
“When the light starts to fade and you’re losing control of it, this is the time to start experimenting. This is my time to play.”
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