Direct Light Portraits

As we mentioned when discussing shooting in open shade, sometimes direct light is preferred. Again, it depends on the look you’re after. We recommend matching the posing and mood of the images to the lighting that you are using. For our direct light portraits outside of the Walt Disney Concert Hall, we chose to go for a more editorial look with the posing, and the split, natural lighting created an edgier mood. We also chose to use a wide angle lens and shoot from a lower angle to highlight the architecture in the background.