2 easy tips to improve your outdoor portraits!

9/09/2019 ISO 1200 Magazine 0 Comments

2 easy tips to improve your outdoor portraits!

Sometimes you find yourself in a situation with a busy background that is distracting or doesn't add to the image at all. In this case, Jeff Carpenter was at the park and the background wasn't all that great, but the rock his model was sitting on looked pretty cool.



By changing his perspective and slightly altering the angle he shot from, he was able to get an image that everyone was really pleased with.

2 easy tips to improve your outdoor portraits!


I also discuss how to create natural lighting outdoors by feathering the light up toward the sky rather than down at the model.  - said Jeff Carpenter - By doing this, I was able to soften the direct light and not get harsh shadows and unrealistic highlights on my subject and the overall scene.


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About Jeff Carpenter:


Readylight Media got its start in 2011 when owner and operator, Jeff Carpenter, decided to take the jump from hobbiest to professional.  He started small, with special event photography and photo booths but soon after made the jump into portrait photography and event video production. Let's Get Connected: www.readylightmedia.com | Instagram



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