Outdoor Portraits – Using Natural Light and Fill Flash

On this video, photographer Craig Beckta takes a look at an outdoor portrait shoot with a model and shows how to blend natural light and fill flash for a stunning looking outdoor portrait.

In the first part of the video  Beckta also demonstrates how to use a 5 in 1 reflector as a diffuser in direct sunlight to create a beautiful natural light portraits while in the second part of the video he shows how to do some beauty retouching to those images using some interesting techniques in an Adobe Photoshop.

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.

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 LensVid.com. 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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