Adding the sun

Modelphotography on location is always a nice thing to do, you can play not only with styling and posing but also with the available light, and this can give you some amazing shots. One of the things I love to do is find the sun in the frame, adding a little bit of strobe on the model to boost the contrast and let the model stand out and you have a formula for a shot that a lot of people like.


It does help to use a modifier like the Elinchrom maxi light that will give you some extra light output, because winning from the sun…. well that’s rather difficult.
Let me first share a version without the sun.

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It’s not a bad shot but it can be a lot more interesting.
For the next shot I changed to portrait mode (the image above is shot in landscape mode), and I found the sun in my frame and changed my position so it was actually just creeping through the windows creating a cool effect.

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