Campidoglio3 Campidoglio Piazza-Spagna-005 Colosseum-017 Colosseum-020 Colosseum-010 Trevi-Fountain Sant-Angelo8 Colosseum-003 Vatican Vatican2 Colosseum009 Colosseum-006 Colosseum10 Street-007 Campidoglio-005 Trevi-Fountain1 Colosseum008 Speedlite Colosseum-022 Campidoglio-001 Colosseum-009 Trevi-Fountain6 Street Colosseum-002 Colosseum-010-1 Trevi-Fountain4 Campidoglio-003 Piazza-Navona-007 Colosseum-019 Colosseum-015 Colosseum-014 Colosseum-005 Lady-moonlight Colosseum-023 Sant-Angelo-Bridge Colosseum-007 Colosseum-001 Colosseum-021 Colosseum-008 Colosseum-012 Colosseum-004 Campidoglio-004 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.