Take on the broad daylight with outdoorsy portraits
Shooting in broad daylight can be nerve-racking! These outdoorsy portraits were all taken in the middle of the day at Grand Teton National Park. Most portraits are better off with a slightly overcast day, but you CAN succeed with full sun. These photos use 3 different methods to shoot in broad daylight.
Method 1: Just use the sun! I didn’t have to use any kind of reflector or speed light for this shot because the sun lit her up enough! Her outdoorsy theme also fits the mood.
Method 2: Photo number 3 is taken with a speed light so I could darken the background as much as possible. With such harsh sun it is better to use a speed light with a high sync speed. Most speed lights can only have a shutter speed up to 1/200, and you may need to cut out more light.
Method 3: The last method with outdoorsy portraits in broad daylight is to use a reflector. Here we used a gold reflector to get that warm light on her face.
And there you have it! There are 3 simple methods to help you with your portraits in broad daylight.
This website explains high sync speed. https://www.slrlounge.com/broad-daylight-flash-sun-high-speed-sync/
Kira Whitney is another photographer who teaches how to shoot in broad daylight. https://www.kira-whitney.com/blog/2014/12/7/shooting-in-broad-daylight