Beach : Natural Light

After capturing your scene-setting images, introduce your subjects, and capture them in the same environment. If there is enough available light (as seen in the video), adjust your settings to maximize dynamic range. Basically, try to retain as many shadows and highlights as possible. This will give you more control when post-producing images. We recommend using the histogram to monitor your dynamic range. You can learn more about maximizing your dynamic range here. While directing your subjects into various poses and actions, pause occasionally so that you can capture close-up and medium (or wide) shots to tell a complete story. Also, in terms of lighting, position your subjects to take advantage of the natural highlights you can capture by backlighting with the sun. It all comes down to using what you know about lighting and posing to get the most out of each scene.

While directing your subjects into various poses and actions, pause occasionally so that you can capture close-up and medium (or wide) shots to tell a complete story. Also, in terms of lighting, position your subjects to take advantage of the natural highlights you can capture by backlighting with the sun. It all comes down to using what you know about lighting and posing to get the most out of each scene.