Outdoor portrait of Alice using direct sunlight

How to build texture and shape into your portraits using light and location.

For this portrait, I needed to make a choice about whether or not the positives of the location outweighed its limitations. However, I loved the dappled sunlight, and wanted to use it like a spotlight on my subject, so couldn’t pass up the opportunity to stop and shoot.

Watch the video to find out why you shouldn’t trust your camera’s meter to expose correctly in a lighting situation like this, and what to expose for instead.