Create dramatic portraits in harsh light

Would you believe me if I told you this photo was shot outside with harsh light? You can still create beautiful work shooting in harsh light. You just need a few little tricks. Step one is to set your camera settings. In order to cut out the harsh light, you will need a very small aperture. F16 to F22 should do the trick. Shutter speed should be in between 1/60- 1/200, and ISO should be at 100. Next, you need a speed light. Set your speed light to full power. This will also block out the harsh light and make it possible for you to shoot using just the flash as your light source. Using modifiers to make your light source smaller and more directional will allow you to be in control of the shot. Now you are ready to shoot in harsh light. Below is a photo of the location this portrait was shot in.

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harsh, light, photography, shoot

Here is another creative way to use flash photography in broad daylight. /https://www.slrlounge.com/broad-daylight-flash-sun-high-speed-sync/

This site gives a few more directions on how to shoot in harsh light. https://digital-photography-school.com/portraits-using-flash-high-speed-sync/