Any chance you could spring for a YN 560II about £43?
If you can the can run on Ettl2 and will trigger the YN in S1 mode.
Misses the first preflash.
I am just worried with one 430II you will struggle. Woodland scenes are quite problematic.
Seperating the black dress will be another challenge.
Also I agree with poster who said try and get the sun behind her. And that is where your problem lies. Its not a regular studio where you make the set.
Chances are that perfect background just is not the best place for the light!
We call it sods law. Hence the need for at least 2 lights.
I am investing in a 3rd one to give me location flexibility.
Main, fill and back, or if moody top left, mid right and low left.
There is no end as one could even want a 4th for background or back highlight.
Hence my move to buy these YN s, 2x 600 EX RTs was a stretch for me so the others had to go budget. Ist trial was enncouraging - other than no ettl2 on the YNs meant some metering - ended up at about 50% for the yn s..
Do you have a dog?
Best I found is to scout your location earlier. Same time of day.
Lugging your kit, the model and her clothes from place to place demands a pretty cooperative model.
I am very lucky that I knoe a bunch of models I did portfolios for (free of charge - all love location portraits, and it helps they are all smart! One is a Barrister at Law! So they see the cH
Might also be worth taking some anti mosquito spray as sunset gives some good shots but also seems to bring them out.
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