Why Should You Use a Flash Outdoors?

Have you ever tried to take a portrait of someone outside and found that you either get a great sky with an underexposed model, or a well-lit model with a blown out sky? It can be frustrating, but don’t fear! There is an awesome solution to it. If you use an external flash for your outdoor flash photography, you can get an incredible sky with a well-lit model. In other words, you can have your cake and eat it too 😉

My Outdoor Flash Photography Process

It was a freezing day, but absolutely beautiful, so we braved the cold and brought out an external flash on a stand. I had my model pose as I took an example of an over exposed image and underexposed image. Then the magic began. I turned the flash on and took some test shots. Once I got the light exactly where I wanted, I was able to light up my model, while keeping the color and clarity of the sky. Here is another resource for you if you want to try it out yourself.