Shooting portraits at night usually requires a lot of gear. You need your own lighting sources to evenly light the model, otherwise you’re going to end up with harsh shadows and dark faces. But, there are a few tricks to get beautiful, soft light perfect for portraiture without lugging around anything other than your camera. Shutterbug photographer Jordan Matteroffers up five easy tips to shoot portraits at night without a flash:
Even if there’s very little light on the street, you can find some great lighting sources. Look for street lights and store windows. But, you have to use the light right. Direct your model and angle them in ways that fully utilize the light and make for flattering portraits.