Okay, so, I have been attempting a studio type setup for about a year now. Not happy with my results, they are just okay pics. Been just using my speedlight and attempting to bounce the light off of the ceiling or a piece of white foam board. Never been able to get great catchlights at all. So...attempted to move my house around so I could get my backdrop closer to a window...kinda a bummer cause I face north, so I don't seem to have good light. Still, no luck, now its a really harsh light coming in. Any of you get good results with natural light and a backdrop? If so, do you have any suggestions for me on what to try next before I revert back to flash?
Here's my most recent attempt, SOOC of course...
f/4.5, 1/30, FL 31mm, ISO 800
And a pic of my setup....do I have her too close? If I turn the backdrop and face it toward the window, then it is really far from the window and can't get enough light in without a flash...sigh...
you really need to angle the backdrop so it's more facing the window, but not completely facing. I almost always use natural light, I move my backdrop so that I get the light at an angle, not full on facing the subject. We have a glass storm door in the front, so a lot of times, I'll just open the front door and use that light (that side of the house is east facing).
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I would angle her a bit. If you have a reflector or some styrofoams you can place it on the other side, where there is not window to get that light bouncing. I think MollyDoll had her studio set up. Let me go search for it.
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This is a really good post on ILP about natural light and a studio setting. After I read this it all kind of came together for me and sort of clicked! Good luck!
Looks better. You just need to brightne it up in PS.