outdoor portrait studio..?
ok, so right now i dont have enough money for all that fancy portrait studio equipment, like the lights and everything,
everytime i have photoshoots outdoors, i love how the lighting looks, so i was wondering
can i set up a background like in a portrait studio, in the shade and just let the sun do its thing?
- Perki88Lv 78 years agoFavorite Answer
The earliest of portrait photographers did just that. They used sun coming in to studios, they set backdrop up on the plains. You would be following a great tradition.
- deep blue2Lv 78 years ago
Yes you can. But you are of course restricted then to working with what you have - natural light is great...until there's not enough of it, it's too hard (or soft) or in the wrong direction!!
You don't need tons of money to get a simple (portable) off camera flash setup & it will make the world of difference. A single manual flash (speedlight) & trigger costs in the region of £60 total. That alone will help you to take more control of lighting. Add to that a light stand & brolly (about £45 or so) and you'd have a portable, battery operated setup you can take outdoors with you - great for some soft fill flash for example.