Colosseum-022 Piazza-Navona-007 Colosseum-004 Colosseum-014 Campidoglio Trevi-Fountain4 Vatican2 Colosseum009 Colosseum-023 Sant-Angelo8 Colosseum-015 Colosseum-002 Colosseum-001 Colosseum-017 Colosseum-008 Colosseum-010-1 Colosseum10 Colosseum-019 Colosseum-021 Piazza-Spagna-005 Colosseum-010 Trevi-Fountain Colosseum-009 Sant-Angelo-Bridge Trevi-Fountain1 Colosseum-012 Colosseum008 Campidoglio3 Campidoglio-005 Colosseum-007 Colosseum-020 Campidoglio-003 Colosseum-006 Vatican Lady-moonlight Trevi-Fountain6 Campidoglio-004 Colosseum-005 Street Colosseum-003 Street-007 Speedlite Campidoglio-001 Italy, RomeSpeedlite as a fill flash for outdoor portraits. I’m using a speedlite as a fill flash for outdoor portraits on harshly lit days without a lot of cloud coverage. This will lighten shadows on your subject’s face but won’t affect the background exposure—it will fall off by then. When photographing people by additional light or strobes closer to them or vice versa for more flattering light. When clouds drift in front of the sun, shadows get less distinct. Add fog, and the shadows disappear. Clouds, overcast skies, and fog act as diffusion—something that scatters the light in many directions. On overcast or foggy days, the entire sky, in effect, becomes a single very broad light source—nature’s softbox. Shooting on a day without much cloud coverage? Materials such as translucent plastic or white fabric can be used to diffuse a harsh light source. You can place a diffuser in front of an artiflcial light, such as a strobe. Or, if we’re in bright sun, I use a light tent or white scrim to soften the light falling on your subject. Bouncing light acts as diffusion.