I’ve been studying lighting with speedlights for so long that my skills in dealing with available (natural) light needed some rekindling. Even though I used a reflector here, this image is making a powerful impact on me. The more I look at it, the more it just pops. The 3 o’clock sun was perfect, and it just so happens that I’ve scheduled an outdoor portrait session next week at 3 o’clock. I’m thinking about just going in with a reflector or two.

If I do make the move to natural light for this job, I’m going to have to practice every day leading up to the session. We’ll see how it goes!