I'm wondering if anyone has some good ideas/suggestions on shooting in a forest environment. I took my kids to a local waterfalls the other day and even though it was overcast, most of the photos where their skin is properly exposed still have blown highlights (a touch of white on their jackets, or just a hint of extra sun hitting their cheek, etc.). If I expose so as to eliminate any blown highlights, the result is very dark.
But on our walk, it struck me how gorgeous this spot would be for some portraits IF I could eliminate this problem. I've seen some stuff done in forests that are just phenomenal, and this place would be ideal too, but I'm not sure how to get around the blown highlights issue. I know deeper shade is better to reduce the chance of this problem, but light filters through somewhat no matter where you are, it seems. I tried my kids in several spots, all with the same problem.