Cyprus wedding Photographer
Portrait on Location
When outdoors, it doesn't matter if you are around the corner from
the studio or in Morocco: you are on location and therefore mast be
Other considerations arise when making the portrait outside the studio such as in the subjet's home or office or in an outdoor setting. You must consider the portability of your equipmment, the problemsspecific to each location, the working
space, the background, the time available for the shoot, the power supply for
lights, and of couse, the weather. On location, you must quickly get control of the
situation that presents itself.
The basic survival kit is an extension of your studio. Besides strobes, power
boxes, and/or tungsten lights, it is the accessories that can make the shoot successful. Umbrella act like portable skylights in the quality of light they emit.
Umbrella lighting works in offices, outdoors (without wind), near windows as fill, or
as part of a mixed-lighting scenario. Bounce cards or a large white polystyrene
reflector, aluminum foil, tissue paper, extra flash tubes and bulbs, three-prong
adapters, gaffer's tape, clamps, a hand-held strobe (as a backup), light stands,
tripod. In some instances you must bring a portable system for backdrop as a
contingency against background clutter end for possible useas as a surface for
bouncing the lights.
Because of their personality or love of nature, some clients prefer to be photographed outdoors. when outdoors, it doesn't matter if you are around the
corner from the studio or in Morocco: you are on location and therefore must be
self-sufficient. In this case, less is more. technical expertise and ingenuity are
critical every step of the way.
Site selection is the key to making the picture work. Avoid blinding sun that
causes the subject to squint,and avoid disturbing, busy backgrounds. Find areas
that look natural for positioning of the subject. Places that are too colorful, like
flower gardens, can be distracting. A wooded area is better, its neutra colors will
not compete with the model and the soft light filtering through the trees can enhance the
portrait. You can use selective focus to minimize disturbihg backgrounds and unwanted
details in the surround.
Medium telephoto lenses work best for this kind of portrait.The use of a professional
lens shede is helpful when shooting portraits in natural light, especially in backlit and
sidelit scenes when direct light might enter the camera lens and cause flare. the lens shade is also invaluable when working with diffusion filters and vignetters for special effects.