People photos on a gray cloudy day

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  1. SquarePeg

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    Thank you for the suggestions.

    Thanks will look into his instructional stuff.

    Thanks for your suggestions.


     
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    Braineack Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Thanks! Heading out shortly. It’s a little brighter than I thought it would be which is good and hasn’t started raining yet knock knock!
     
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    I think they came out pretty good. Not the final version - my editing needs work but light was decent.

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    So how did you light the shot? Looks like a catch light in L side of her eyes giving them life and fairly soft shadow edge transitions. Light coming from camera L. Nice shadow pattern on the face/nose. Nice ratio. Good job.
     
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    I agree! Very nice portrait!
     
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    Thanks. We were on a covered walkway. The open side was camera left and for that shot I didn’t use anything else, just the ambient light. The sun was in and out between low heavy clouds so for some others I used a reflector but we had mostly this same light which worked well for the single subject shots. Never needed the ocf. This is my favorite of the photos. Will see how the others stack up. Have to do a lot of wrinkle smoothing on some of these for the ladies!
     
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    Thanks!
     
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    Follow the settings below for your camera on a gray cloudy day:
    • Lens: 24-105
    • Aperture: 4.0
    • ISO:200
    • SS: 1000
     
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    You’re a little late to the party since the shoot was yesterday but thanks for your input. I’m not sure there’s a one size fits all approach to settings.
     
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    I thought it was under a cover of some sort to cut the overhead light. The catch light must be from the light coming in from the open area giving direction to the light. Finding good light makes your job so much easier. I think you had her at the right distance from the edge of the cover to get a great ratio. Have you tried this in black and white?
     
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    I’m terrible at b&w conversions. I need to work on that.
     

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