Shooting Portraits

Although the Web is full of sources for lighting, posing, and portrait tips, an in-depth rumination on the subject is beyond the scope of this book. Rather, it's intended to highlight what the 5D Mark II can do both in the field and in the studio as well as serve as a departure point in your ongoing learning about light and how it affects your final portrait. With this in mind, I explain what the 5D Mark II can do when you use it and manipulate ambient light with modifiers and Speedlites.

11.3 I used two 580EX Speedlites — one shooting into a silver umbrella plus another one fitted with an orange gel — to simulate the setting sun for this outdoor portrait of a naturopath. ISO 125, f/2.8, 1/6 sec., with an EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM lens.

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