Outdoor Portrait Practice as Strobist Session


In this session, we want to focus on practicing the basic 3-point lighting technique (key, fill and back light).

Depending on the lighting condition, we will consider using sunlight, reflector, flashes as the light sources.

Goal of this practice:

1. Understand the 3-point lighting technique

2. We must have proper exposure, rim light on hair/shoulder and catchlights in the eyes

3. Learn to see the light and adapt to the rapid changing lighting condition of the late afternoon/evening

4. Participant is strongly encouraged to explain the goal of his/her setup for certain shot while others can help as assistants and provide suggestions to help him/her achieve the look he/she is looking for.

5. Participants should post the un-edited photos (no lightroom/photoshop) afterward for others to see and learn from the good, the bad and the ugly.

General Rules/Format of this meetup:


What to Bring:

Please bring your cameras and any flash/ hot shoes, etc that you have.

For anyone that doesnt have this type we are a pretty good about sharing for you to learn, we only require that you respect each others equipment and treat it as your own.

Time and Location:


we will shoot in the green area, park in the blue










--Location Downtown sunnyvale, caltrain

-- The practice window will be from 5:30pm till 7:00pm.

-- Please arrive early if possible, we will start walking to the shooting location EXACTLY at 5:30pm to maximize the time we have.


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  • Mike U.

    Hey guys, terrible headache. Sorry I can't make it~ You guys have a good one though~

    April 3, 2013

  • Michael R.

    Parking see u shortly!

    April 3, 2013

  • Maria

    I can't make it guys, so upset :-( I'll meet you soon, though! Have fun!

    April 3, 2013

  • Abhijit

    Hope to meet all the fellow members.

    April 3, 2013

  • Victor Agtagma J.

    Excited for today's meet up, are we gonna be shooting a subject/model for the practice? I hope to meet new people. :)

    1 · April 3, 2013

  • andy m.

    Sorry for the last minute change of plans

    April 3, 2013

  • Dean N.

    Conflicting event cancelled. Looks like I can attend my first Strobist event

    1 · April 2, 2013

  • Khurram

    Something came up so I cannot make it.

    April 2, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Would like to learn about Outdoor portrait :)

    2 · April 1, 2013

  • Fareed

    Sounds interesting looking forward to meeting you all

    1 · March 29, 2013

  • Victor Agtagma J.

    First timer with meetup

    1 · March 25, 2013

  • Ngoc L.

    Looking forward to this event!

    1 · March 12, 2013

  • Srinivas J.

    Is this for beginners?i have basic understanding of portrait photography

    March 7, 2013

    • Srinivas J.

      Thanks Faraz and David. I have Nikon D7000 and SB700

      March 7, 2013

    • Michael R.

      Thanks for the response david.

      March 12, 2013

  • Tim RevTim H.

    Sorry, I have commitments on Wednesdays. I look forward to next time.

    March 6, 2013

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