Making Beautiful Outdoor Portraits in Harsh Light is as Easy as 1, 2, 3

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Making beautiful outdoor portraits in harsh light is as easy as 1, 2, 3 – that is, using three accessories.

To make the portrait on the right, I used:
- The diffuser in the Westcott 6-in-1 Reflector/Diffuser kit to soften the harsh light coming from the top left;
- The sunlight surface reflector in the Westcott 6-in-1 Reflector/Diffuser kit to bounce some light onto the subject's face, and to add a nice catch light to her eyes.
- Covered the wall behind the subject with the Westcott April Showers/Bracken Brown background (April Showers surface)

I talk about controlling light in my upcoming on-line class on lighting in and around your house. Shoot me an email to get on the info list. The class should be up in June!

Explore the light,
Rick

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