Epic Portrait Experiment

On a recent excursion to Grand Teton National Park, a few of us photographers were experimenting with getting well exposed portraits outdoors in preparation for a portrait shoot we had coming up. We called it the “Epic Portrait Experiment.” In reality it was a really simple test of what kind of techniques we could use to balance the light on a subject vs their background. We took a photo first showing proper exposure on the subject, but with the background pretty blown out. Then we took a photo where the background was exposed well, but then the subject was dark. Then we did some experimenting with some 5-in-1 reflectors and bounceboards to get a good exposure on our subject. Eventually we got some really good portrait shots. The final result is the one at the bottom. Check it out:

Epic Portrait Experiment

Epic Portrait Experiment

Epic Portrait Experiment

 

 

 

Speaking of epic portraits, this series is really cool and has great tips for portrait photographers.