Sascha Basmer is a passionate photographer who loves to explore the world around him through the viewfinder of his camera. “Photography has many facets and gives me as a photographer plenty of opportunities to be creative. Combined with subsequent image processing, there are virtually no limits when it comes to creating unforgettable pictures.”
Outdoor photography is a lot of fun – especially when I’ve found a great and unusual location for it. Every time I find a great location, I take a note. And when I have the right idea, I look for a suitable model with a matching outfit.
The greatest challenge for outdoor photographers isn’t finding a suitable location and a model with a matching outfit, but having to rely on the weather. Good preparation is absolutely essential. You should always be ready for the worst case scenario and have an alternative, covered location available to make sure the shooting doesn’t fall through completely when it rains or snows.
I prefer sunny mornings, or evenings. I just love it when the sun’s already quite low and I can use the warm and not quite so intensive light to illuminate my object.
Unfortunately that’s not always feasible, but there’s a number of solutions at hand: You can either use reflectors to direct the light towards the model, or you can resort to a battery-driven flash unit.
Aiming the flash directly at the model is a great way of capturing the sun in your picture. And when there is no sun, you can simply use your flash unit to imitate the sunlight.
Guest blogger: Sascha Basmer, http://bassascha.de/