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