Here are some of those studio shots -- not!
I was commissioned to do some portraits to be used for a debut invitation. Client wanted a studio session but I didn't have one so I improvised. The client was willing to go to our place and I planned out where the shoot will take place and I've picked our veranda which was spacious enough to move around and of course it has lots of good ambient light!
I didn't rely only on the ambient light that's coming from the left of the subject. I had to mix it with artificial light from my flash. I positioned it at the subject's right side to act as a filler so I'll have two sides with light. Balancing the output of the flash was a bit tricky since I have one light source that's varying in intensity as the clouds move across the sky. :) I guess that's why on the first photo, the right side has a warmer (yellow-orange) light.
Here's an overview of my setup. Can you see Mr. Sun on the right side smiling? :)
I would like to have more opportunities to have this kind of sessions in the coming weeks. :)
By the way, I did edit a little on the background to make it that white and remove the not so visible creases on the white cloth used in the background.
|Original Background||Edited Background|
With additional lighting, I could have done it without any editing. Next stop, additional light. :)