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Outdoor Portrait Practice as Strobist Session 4 - Continue with 3 point lighting

This session will be a continuation of Session 3. We want to continue practicing the basic 3-point lighting technique (key, fill and back light) but in a different location. 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 REQUIRED 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 MUST post the un-edited photos (or the least edited version) afterward for others to see and learn from the good, the bad and the ugly. If you decide to enhance/process the photos, you are more than welcome to upload the edited version as well.


General Rules/Format of this meetup:

Please check out the revised/updated rules/format of the practice meetup at

Time and Location:

-- The practice window will be from 6:00pm till 8:00pm.

-- Please arrive early if possible, we will start walking to the shooting location EXACTLY at 6:00pm to maximize the time we have.

-- We MUST get out of the parking lot by 8:00 PM. -

- We will meet at the parking lot of the Baylands Park in Sunnyvale Note: There will be a $5 parking fee. However, one of the members told us that the parking attendant leaves at 5pm so we might not have to pay for the parking fee. The choice is yours.

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  • Carole Lee S.

    First Time out with this group. We had a lot of fun. We were our own models, which I think really broke the ice with new people.

    August 18, 2011

  • Sandeep P.

    Denhi, I "may" be there todat evening, but I will keep my RSVP as I see there are still enough spots left. If its full, please feel free to take me off the list. I will join you guys at the baylands park if I can make it anyway, hope thats ok.

    August 17, 2011

  • Denny B.

    There will be no professional models at this practice session. Participants will be models, photographers, assistants, etc. Please check out the rules/format of this meetup session at[masked]

    August 16, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks Denhi. I am in an all day conference tomorrow.. but I am hoping to get out early. If not, I may miss it. Also, do you have model(s) for this session?

    August 16, 2011

  • Denny B.

    For those who concern about not having enough lighting equipment. Don't worry about it. We will share what we have.

    August 16, 2011

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