As a photographer, you know that lighting can make or break a shot. When shooting outside, the sun can be your friend or your enemy. Midday sun can create harsh shadows on the face, making it challenging to capture the perfect shot. That’s where strobes come in. By using a strobe with a softbox, you can create consistent, beautiful lighting that will help you capture stunning outdoor shots.
Strobes are powerful flashes that can supplement or replace natural light. They are instrumental when shooting in bright sunlight because they help to control shadows on the face. By placing the strobe at a 45-degree angle to the left or right of the camera and 45 degrees above the subject’s eyes, you can create a flattering modeling effect that will enhance your subject’s features.
But strobes aren’t just helpful in controlling shadows. They can also help improve color rendering on cloudy days. When shooting on an overcast day, colors can appear muted and dull. By using a strobe with a softbox, you can bring out the colors in your shots and create a more vibrant, dynamic image.
Another advantage of using strobes outside is that it can reduce editing time. While tools like Adobe’s Lightroom and Photoshop can be used to lighten faces and darken or lighten backgrounds, getting the shot right in the camera will save you lots of time in post-processing.
In my recent shoot, I used a strobe with a softbox to give me a consistent look with all the photos. By placing the light at a 45-degree angle to the left or right of the camera and 45 degrees above the subject’s eyes, I created a flattering modeling effect that enhanced my subject’s features. The result was a series of stunning, professional-grade photos that my client was thrilled with.
If you want to capture stunning, professional-grade photos, consider using strobes outside. By controlling shadows, improving color rendering, and cutting down on editing time, strobes can help you capture the perfect shot every time. Contact me today to book your graduating senior photos!