Awesome background, Awesome subject

For this shoot the objective is to have a have a perfectly lit background and subject. To do this, you under expose for the background and that will put your subject in shadow. Then, you put a speed light on the subject and it will light them very nicely. But one thing to seep in mind is that usually you want you subject to be lighter than your background. This shooting tactic is awesome because it helps gain a better understanding of light and because of that, your images look amazing.

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balance the light

over exposed

under exposed

epic portrait