On cloudy or overcast days, do you worry that you’ll have a hard time taking photos that look bright and airy? Well we have a great tip for you that involves nothing that you have to buy or bring with you to your session!
Natural Reflectors!! A natural reflector is An object that is already at a location that is light colored and will bounce light back into your subjects face. It will even out skin tones and reduce shadows or bags under the eyes.
Such as a sidewalk, A lightly colored gravel road, a white or neutral colored building (the bigger the more light!) or even a large window that is in front of the couple! Not to mention, here in Florida, the beach is HUGE natural reflector all by itself because of how light the sand is. (That’s also a reason that the beach is sometimes difficult to shoot at in the bright sun to early in the day.)
Look for these natural reflectors and I promise you, your pictures will turn out much brighter and evenly lit! Here’s a couple examples for you to check out.
This next shot was a little more tricky. We were surrounded by pink buildings that could easily make our clients face unusually red/magenta, so we faced them towards the beach, away from the buildings and found a large area of light colored pavement to stand on. We did a big majority of their portraits here because the light was so beautiful!
Shoot me an email and let me know if you have any questions at all about natural reflectors, I’d love to chat! Have a great day!!
This post was a guest post of mine that originally appeared on FeaturedPhotog.