The benefits of using Auxiliary Lighting Outdoors

I wanted to post a few portraits from a trip I made up into the Tetons. these photos in particular make use of auxiliary lighting outdoors. There are quite a few benefits to this, even though personally I am not a huge fan of using auxiliary light in portraits they can add a lot. I think the first of which is if done right with a nice light and diffuser you can get that beautiful soft light that doesn’t appear to be fake or added in. So take the time to set some things up and you might end up with a candid like this below.

Auxiliary Lighting Outdoors - Female - Portrait - Tetons

I think a big thing with this extra light is adding a bit of depth seperation from your background without looking photoshopped in. When working with your presets and post edits, these photos seem to take them more. As to say they look a little more how you think they should because the subject is well lit with proper whites, highlights, shadows, and blacks to adjust.

Auxiliary Lighting Outdoors - Female - Portrait - Tetons

I did another full post about this with the same model, but with auxiliary lighting outdoor you are able to catch much more of a background that might be a far different exposure.

Auxiliary Lighting Outdoors - Female - Portrait - Tetons

Auxiliary Lighting Outdoors - Female - Portrait - Tetons

Try out using some auxiliary lighting outdoors and see what you come up with!

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