my friend's sister volunteered to model for me today! i tried out everything you guys suggested, over exposing, fill flash... i gotta say... i ended up with some crazy over exposed images which means i gotta improve my skills haha. anyway, it was fun! she was a pleasure to work with, contributed many ideas, overall great experience. we shot this in an alley in downtown toronto... it got kinda weird when people walked passed us to a corner where they... "lit up". definitely a place where we didn't belong (hence the title). before you guys comment, here are a few limitations i had to work with: 1. almost no sunlight meant i had to shoot at iso400 (LOTS OF NOISE D, 1/60-1/125, f4-6 to get the overexposed but not too overexposed look you guys mentioned in my other thread 2. tiny fill card/reflector and here a few things i found wrong with my photos: 1. the noise... 2. some are still really dark 3. White Balance! (it's the crazy colours... i swear.) 4. eyes not sharp enough 5. soft images/missed focus anyway, here are the three photos she agreed to let me upload (3 out of 20 keepers... haha says a lot about my skills) : Let's start out with the model's favourite! (a bit dark... i know) my favourite: the last one: Info can be found here special thanks goes out to my friend colin wu for holding the fill card/reflector and editing out blemishes!