If all photographers were bound to shoot during the "golden hour" the industry would be a flood of people shooting during the last few hours of sun light. In this blog post and video, Erik Valind will explore ways to shoot during harsh, mid-day sun.
Being a photographer includes a list of things that you can do and will do, including, unfortunately, "Murphy's Law". In short, what can go wrong, will go wrong. But not to fear! With the right tools, attitude, and skill set, we as photographers can get past those hurdles, climb those mountains, and capture some great images. This video demonstrates how a confined space isn't exempt from those potential problems, but it also demonstrates how to solve the problems too!
Utilizing three speedlights gives you a great deal of flexibility for creating a wide range of lighting patterns. You can light the hair, light the face, light the background, use gels and many other combinations for your three lights.
If there's one thing to know about building a strong portrait portfolio, it's knowing how to capture a great head shot. There will be an occasional abstract portrait client, there may be some sporty portrait clients, but if a photographer is looking to capture new clients, they have to know how to capture a great head shot.