Hey this is Daniel Norton and I’m out here in the Hudson Valley with Marissa, and we decided to just make some fun portraits, and, I was out here, and it’s kind of cloudy it’s got that.. we’ve worked on cloudy days before you could check out that video on Adorama TV, but, in this case I wanted to create this, kind of, I felt like it had this kind of like loose fashion feel with the hair blowing and the, kind of, the muted colors and I thought I was kind of a fun shot we’re shooting just with the available light and it was working, it looked kind of nice, but then I decide to bring the softbox in, and I want to talk about basically balancing it. So the thing is you see a lot of people, it’s trendy, you know, to do these, like, hardcore, like, big soft boxes outside blasting people with the sky dark. but sometimes that’s not really what you want to do, it can look a little unnatural. So if you’re going for a more natural look, we can take the softbox and what we’re essentially gonna do is feather it off, just to have it kind of kiss her with light, so, because she’s in the shade clearly, just enough so the sky doesn’t completely blow out, and we get a nice clean light on her face, to cover up any, you know, blemishes, not that Marissa would ever have a blemish. Me? Never. And, yeah let’s go for it. Okay so I got my set up over here with the the camera. I got the Nikon Z6, I’m using the Profoto strobes, you can actually see my video camera stuff there too. There’s Marissa and basically I’ve got my little Chimera box here with my A1 in it and we’re gonna… you see how it’s pointed? It’s not like right pointed at her, it’s kind of going past her, because I just want the light to look as natural as possible Marissa’s got her foot down there, that’s my sandbag for the location, so as usual I’m tethered to the Capture One. I get this question a lot, people are like, “Oh how do you tether on location?” Well, put it on top of my bag, Marissa’s right there. Easy enough, right? and we’re gonna make some shots. So here we just moved the light to the other side. The wind was blowing pretty badly, so it was better just to go this direction. Okay so we got some fun shots, very natural-looking, very kind of loose and fun like we wanted to do out here and just having the flash with me was really easy and as you guys saw I just had it my backpack, so it wasn’t like I was carrying a lot extra gear. Actually I had two flashes with me but only one light stand so we just used one light for now. Really super simple, we got some nice head shots for Marissa. Classy, because she’s a classy lady. if you guys want to follow her I will put the link in the description and be sure to follow me Daniel Norton photographer. Subscribe to Adorama TV and ring the bell so you get all the notifications and I’ll see you next time, on set.