Outdoor portraits with a dramatic sky behind the subject are a popular and timeless look, but usually require an off-camera flash to get a proper exposure on your subject. If you are new to working with artificial lighting, this excellent video tutorial will show you how to use off-camera flash to balance ambient light and produce a compelling portrait.
Coming to you from Francisco Joel Hernandez Photography, this great video tutorial will show you how to shoot an off-camera flash portrait with the sun behind your subject. This look is quite popular in a variety of applications, as the dramatic sky behind your subject makes for a compelling photo. However, the issue comes in obtaining a proper exposure on both the sky and your subject. If you expose for your subject, the sky will often be overexposed, but if you expose for the sky, your subject will be quite underexposed, enough that raising the exposure on your subject will likely cause image quality issues. The solution is to expose for the sky and add an off-camera flash to bring the exposure on your subject in line with the sky. It's a useful technique and a good way to get started working with off-camera flash. Check out the video above for the full rundown from Hernandez.