Fill Flash Modifiers: Outdoor Portrait Tutorial

On this quick video, photographer Craig Beckta takes a look at an outdoor portrait shoot with a model and demonstrates how different modifiers changes the portrait.

On this outdoor portrait tutorial Beckta uses several different fill flash modifiers combined with ambient light. The biggest difference you will see with the different modifiers is the size and shape of the shadows.

We have looked at natural light photography several times in the past including: “On Reflection – Working with Natural Light” by  Christian Hough and “Shooting Using Reflectors and Natural Sun Light” by J.P. Morgan. We have also seen some videos looking at how to work with light modifiers including this one by the guys from  stillmotion looking at “Shooting Outside With Modifiers“.

You can watch many more photography tips on the LensVid technique section. as well as more videos on using lighting in photography on our photography lighting section here on LensVid.

Iddo Genuth
Iddo Genuth is the founder and chief editor of He has been a technology reporter working for international publications since the late 1990's and covering photography since 2009. Iddo is also a co-founder of a production company specializing in commercial food and product visual content.

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