Portrait at Sunset with Flash

Sunset Portrait of Michelle

One of my sessions was cancelled the other day, so I used the time to try some things out with Michelle - as well as doing some standard headshots for her. I like the look of flash with a sunset background, but there aren't many good places for sunset nearby. This is nowhere near sunset really - the sun is just at the edge of the tree line seen from high up, at about 5.30 - so it's still really too bright for this kind of thing. My settings were 1/200, f/5.6, ISO 100, and a 2 stop ND filter, flash with a shoot through umbrella camera left at full power, flash and bounce umbrella low from camera right, at 1/4 power as fill. There's a bit of photoshop going on, but no real changes to the exposure.

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