Beauty Photography Setup, Outdoors | Natural Light

Hello everyone and welcome to a new video
here on Phloshop my name is Joseph. In today’s video I’d be trying to shoot
beauty images with natural light. Fortunately for me we had 3 different lighting scenarios
so if you think you’d be interested do stick to the end of the video. The first setup had me put a scrim between
the model and the sunlight. What this does is, cut down the direct and harsh light from
the hot afternoon sun and turn it into a slightly punchy but diffused light source. This light
now looks a bit like shooting with a parabolic umbrella. I tried to record audio from the session but
playing it back, the wind was just too too much and so I decided to do this voice over. The rest of the video for this particular
setup is me basically directing Ami the model, just a tiny bit and also making sure she stays
within the confines of the red paper backdrop we stuck on the window guard. The styling for the shoot was done on the
go by myself as this wasn’t a very well thought out session so I just gave her some
large earrings, a red turtle neck to match the red cardboard being used as the backdrop
and then she ruffled up her hair just a bit to make it more interesting. Lastly I asked her to wrap this tiny chain
around her fingers so it just adds something extra just Incase she wanted to pose with
them. And that’s it we just kept shooting till we got what we really liked. I’ll show u some of the images from this
particular setup and then we’d move on to the next setup. Alright so the second setup was a bit unplanned.
as we were shooting, we realised the clouds covered up the sun and diffused it beautifully
which made the scrim kind of useless at that point and so I decided to take a few more
frames with this diffused or rather large scrim right in the sky.
The images I got from this appeared to be a bit similar to what you’d get from a large
octa box and I liked it. Similar to the second look, as we were shooting
the clouds were moving and shortly after, the sun came out. It was bright, direct and
harsh so I decided to change my camera settings to match and went on to shoot with the direct
sun light. You’d notice the quality of light is similar to using a small cone or zoom reflector
for beauty images. The shadows are very defined and dark but it’s also a very beautiful
light to shoot with. That’s it for today! I hope you enjoyed
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did, let me know in the comments down below And I’ll see you in the next one.


  1. Artview August 24, 2019 at 10:11 am

    You can come so far without any lights!

  2. JayJay annyjoe August 24, 2019 at 12:08 pm

    Pls which one will be preferable, the harsh light or the diffuse light for an outdoor beauty shoot

  3. DaveSincere August 24, 2019 at 1:00 pm

    I like your shots and editing man.

  4. Eyeofthetiger August 24, 2019 at 1:15 pm

    Natural light all the way! ?btw that model is beautiful!??

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