Are you on the way to one of the most exotic locations that offer plenty of scope of outdoor photography? Do you feel that you are missing out some of the best photo taking moments just because you do not know how to click pictures outdoors? Portrait photography is not easy for everyone. Even though many of us try to master outdoor portrait photography, it is a really challenging task. Outdoor portraits speak a lot of words and it is one of the unique ways of capturing nature in the background and your subject in the foreground. It is worth the effort learning to master the outdoor photography.
The following are some of the easy to learn tips that will help you to click some of the most striking outdoor portraits.
- Concentrate on the eyes
It is very important for you to focus on the eyes of the subject that you are capturing on your camera. Using a wide aperture and focusing on the eyes is very good option to make sure that the eyes are clear and also in the focal range. The other features of the subject will automatically soften once you focus on the eyes. There is no doubt that you can create amazing images just by focusing on the eyes.
- Shoot in natural light
One of the best ways to improve the quality of the outdoor portraits is to shoot in natural light, without any assistance from artificial lights or flashes. There are many who wait for the ideal light conditions to click outdoor photos. But, not all have this luxury and try to make use of the available natural light conditions. The three basic natural light settings for outdoor portraits are full sun, shade and no sun.
- Fun sun
It is a big challenge to shoot in full sun as you need to deal with shadows and washed out images. The best way to shoot pictures in full sun is to move the subject to a shady area. You can use a diffuser to filter the excess sunlight
- Partial sun
This is the best light condition to shoot outdoor portraits as clouds act as the diffuser to soften the lighting.
- No sun
In this situation, you should use cameras with lower shutter speeds, higher ISO settings, and wider apertures. Using a silver reflector and fill flash will help improve photo quality.