Hard midday sun can be brutal on portraits. It’s high contrast and very bright so not only do you have hard shadows on the face to contend with, but it can also be very difficult for models with light coloured eyes, who struggle to keep their eyes open!
In this mini-sode, you’ll experience a live tutorial as Gina guides Valerie through workshopping and finally getting the shot she wants to achieve. You’ll discover how to make fake champagne, how to get the bubbles to fizz on cue, different lighting scenarios when you have limited options and how to achieve bubbles and bokeh all in one shot. Click play to listen to the podcast or find it on iTunes here. If you don’t use iTunes you can get the feed here, or listen to us on Stitcher radio. Show notes Equipment Canon 5D MK 111 Canon 70-200mm lens Tripod To make champagne Mix ginger ale and soda/tonic water in equal parts (top up glasses just before you take a shot to get the bubbles) Background bokeh Fairy lights coloured or neutral A black board or deflector or shoot at night! Coat hangers or a light stand to hang lights...
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