Simple Steps for Better Summer Portraits...

April 16, 2013

Here are some suggestions for taking outdoor portraits this summer. They may seem basic…but they will make a huge difference.

1. Â Turn on your flash when shooting people outdoors.

It removes the shadows under the chin and eyes and helps balance the light

2. Â Set your meter for spot metering or center weighted

You are metering for the “people” not the background. And you can use a reflector to balance the it's cheaper than a flash and is a great addition instead of a second flash.

3.  Use the “rule” of thirds.

This makes you images more interesting.

We hope these simple suggestions make your outdoor photos better this summer. If you want to learn more…visit the School of Imaging at