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Photo Walkthrough: White and Orange

Shooting in hard natural light can be extremely difficult, especially when you're photographing bright, white clothing. Join me in breaking down how I got the shot, and pick up some tips for shooting a similar image!

This video serves as the launch of my new YouTube channel, DaveOverThere, In this video, I do a brief rundown of how I got the shot, and I breakdown my thoughts and motivations for the location, the outfit, and the model. I wanted this shoot to look like an ad in a magazine, so I absolutely loved the Michael Kors bag the model, Ashley Doe, brought along.

The most difficult part of the shoot was exposure. If I underexposed to preserve the highlights, I'd crush the blacks, and if I overexposed to protect the shadows, I would lose the highlights. Thankfully, I have disciplined myself in learning my Fuji X-T3s limitations and knew exactly how far to overexpose it. 

Post-production was where the real fun was, and you can take a peek at a before and after here.

What did you think of the breakdown? I hope you learned something. If you've taken images in similarly difficult conditions, I'd love to see them below!

David J. Fulde's picture

David J. Fulde photographs people. Based in Toronto, ON, he uses bold lighting and vibrant colours to tell people's stories. His work in the film industry lends a cinematic energy to his photographs and makes for an always-colourful studio -- whether he's shooting portraits, fashion, or beauty.

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