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(972) 424-1460
314 South Chestnut Street
Plano, TX
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(972) 517-7891
901 Legacy Drive
Plano, TX
Walmart Portrait Studio
(972) 596-0950
425 Coit Road
Plano, TX
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(972) 424-2578
1062 Collin Creek Mall
Plano, TX
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(972) 596-4300
1501 Independence Parkway
Plano, TX
Signature Images
(972) 422-0270
811 North Central Expressway
Plano, TX
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(972) 398-2940
1813 Geneva Lane
Plano, TX
All That Red LLC
(972) 867-1846
2411 Coit Rd
Plano, TX
Walgreen Drug Stores - Plano- Store Information
(972) 599-0503
2001 Custer Road
Plano, TX
American Passport Experts
(972) 516-4246
On Park Boulevard & Repub
Plano, TX

Great Portrait Light!

Great Portrait Light! - 4/7/08

Let nature worry about your lighting so you can focus on making great shots

next Portraits are always a big challenge-even bigger if you're photographing kids. So why not simplify the distractions so you can concentrate your efforts on making great shots? Instead of worrying about lighting effects and flash exposures, just go outside at any time of day, any day of the year, and find some open shade.

It just so happens that open shade is one of the most flattering portrait lights, and it can be found almost anywhere. On sunny days, it's under tall trees or in open doorways, and on cloudy days, it's everywhere all the time. Open shade is an immensely soft, incredibly flattering light-making it great for portraits, and even better for making kids look like little angels. Because it's a broad, even light source, it's also perfect for photographers who need to move around-say, in case they're chasing energetic little angels all over the place.

Once you've found open shade, the hard part's finished. Look for a background that's not distracting and preferably pretty uniform. Bring along a large reflector (like white poster board or foamcore) and a spare set of hands to hold it. Use this fill card as the primary light source on the subject. On a sunny day, the open shade is probably two full stops brighter than the sunlight exposure; once you add the fill card, it's about one stop. Pick an exposure slightly over normal to soften skin tones even more, and err on the side of a wide-open aperture to minimize the depth of field. (I like to meter for the face before adding the fill card. This way, once the fill is in place, I'll be subtly overexposing the shot, further softening skin tones and making the light even more flattering.)

With this bright soft light and shallow depth of field, you'll be amazed at the quality of the photos that come from such simple lighting. Even better, you'll be free to concentrate on interacting with your subjects-always a great step toward great photographs, particularly if you're working with kids.

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