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Outdoor Portraits of 3 Executives During the Golden Hour With 2 Lights by Jay P Morgan

12/26/2013 ISO 1200 Magazine 0 Comments

In today's Slanted Lens lesson we set up on top of the roof of the East West Bank building in downtown Pasadena shooting a portrait of three executives. I wanted to get some unique portraits. I asked if we could get on the helicopter pad and shoot back at the Pasadena cityscape. It took some doing but we got permission.

We were looking into the west so the setting sun was dropping into our shot. Adding strobes to light my subject, I balanced the sun and strobe light and made the sky darker by speeding up my shutter speed. We started shooting a one light portrait and then progressed into a 2 light portrait as the ambient light faded. The second light became our fill light to open up the shadows.

Keep those cameras rolling and keep on clickn'.