Project #8 Outdoor Portraits in the Shade

Project: Outdoor portraits in the shade

Finding a nice shady spot to make a portrait may not sound hard but watch out for some of the pitfalls that you will encounter. Are you thinking of a spot with open shade and nice bright blue sky above? Maybe you know of the perfect tree that creates a nice shady spot where you want to make a portrait. Have you considered what each of these locations will do to the skin tones of the person you will be photographing? How should you handle white balance or do you even need to worry about it? Will the location you have in mind create any problems as far as the background is concerned? What other problems come to mind and what would you do to solve them? Are there any work arounds that would help make a better portrait in a shady spot? Find a shady spot this week and make a portrait of someone using only daylight.

As always, once you have made some images for this project feel free to share your results in our Facebook Group.


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