Golden hour is a fantastic time to shoot portraits, using the interplay between the warm and dramatic light and your subject to create visually compelling images. This fantastic video tutorial will show you how this golden hour portrait was lit, shot, and edited so you can try the same ideas and techniques yourself.
Coming to you from FJH Photography, this excellent video tutorial will show you how he lit, shot, and edited a golden hour portrait. Golden hour portraits are highly popular and a classic, elegant look that is always in style, so it is well worth learning how to shoot them. Often, you will want to place the sun behind your subject to capture the dramatic sky as part of the frame, but this will cause you to underexpose your subject as you adjust the exposure to protect the highlights in the sky. You can solve this issue by adding a strobe to balance the exposure on your subject. Even if you do not end up using this look much in your own work, practicing balancing flash and ambient light is a fantastic skill that will benefit you in a wide variety of scenarios. Check out the video above for the full rundown.