Similar to my post about controlling lighting for outdoor portraits, this post puts the same principles to into practice. Picture Correct has some great examples of more outdoor portrait lighting with a Speedlight.

My settings to get these shots were all about the same. ISO 100, shutter speed 1/160, f-stop f.5. Working with outdoor lighting and bringing in another light source can be tricky, but adjusting the position of your Speedlight is a good way to start.

Normally I would go for more moody photography, but I decided to make these images brighter. I’ve done almost zero editing on these portraits. You could say the outdoor portrait lighting Speedlight did all the work!

Outdoor portraits with a Speedlight

Outdoor portrait lighting photography by Merritt J. Jones

Outdoor portrait lighting photography by Merritt J. Jones

Outdoor portrait lighting photography by Merritt J. Jones

Outdoor portrait lighting photography by Merritt J. Jones

Outdoor portrait lighting photography by Merritt J. Jones

Outdoor portrait lighting photography by Merritt J. Jones

Outdoor portrait lighting photography by Merritt J. Jones

Outdoor portrait lighting photography by Merritt J. Jones

Outdoor portrait lighting photography by Merritt J. Jones

Outdoor portrait lighting photography by Merritt J. Jones