3 Tips for shooting outdoor portraits on a budget
1.) Shoot in the shadows, direct sunlight can be harsh unless its diffused by a cloud, wait for one to come by and cover up the sun. If not don't have clouds, find shadows elsewhere like under a ramada or wing of an airplane :)
2.) Backlight your subject, it can be a bit difficult to achieve proper focus with a heavily backlit subject but stay determined. Overexpose slightly to get some detail in the shadow side of the subject.
3.) Don't be afraid to blow out the highlights of the background. If you're going bare bones with no flash or reflector, this is a good option as your model will be properly exposed and the background mostly white. You're there to shoot the model after all right?
Love the colors in this one
|Lola (front) and Leila (rear)|
1/200s, F/8.0, ISO 100
1/320s, F/2.8, ISO 200
|1/160s, F/4.0, ISO 100|
1/160s, F/4.0, ISO 100
|The girls were really happy with this one|
|1/250s, F/4.0, ISO 100|