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