Could you post an example of the photo that you are discussing? For us to try to offer the most valid, pertinent advice, we need to see exactly what the scenario was that you were shooting in.
kat.hayes wrote in post #18558604
Shooting with a 5DM3 and a 100-400 around golden hour, I used a light meter to get my settings 2.8, 1/250, 100. My subject ended up appearing in bit of shadow as a result of the backlighting. I was standing somewhere around 12-15 feet (not sure how accurate that is) back to create a soft blurred background effect.
1. I'm assuming that this is too far back to attach a speedlite to result in any lighting on the subject?
2. I'm not experienced with speedlites, if one can be used, what settings should I look into using for this situation?
3. Is this a scenario for using a reflector?
Thanks for any info.
Golden hour. . Backlit. . Nice! .
I view these conditions as being very special conditions to shoot in.
. They allow you the opportunity to get creative and make images that you are not usually able to make.
I think that when you have such special conditions, you should embrace them, instead of trying to undo them with a flash.
If a subject has golden hour sunlight behind it, then use that special opportunity to create a "mood image" and try to capture the rimlight around your subject, if possible. . Think of capturing forms and shapes, and of positive and negative space, instead of trying to just take the same old same old kind of image that you would normally take in other conditions.
When going for backlit golden hour images, it is generally considered a good thing if your subject is in shadow. . This is typically what one would try to accomplish when shooting against the light in these conditions.
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