|Nikon D5, Sigma 35mm ƒ/1.4 DG Art, ISO 100, ƒ/16, 1/250–2 Alienbee B1600s|
Now the ideal direction for the family to face for the lighting would have been 90º to their right. Couple problems with this choice. The background was busy with all the people on the beach and second the wind would be at their backs and blowing everyone's hair to the front.
|Nikon D5, Sigma 35mm ƒ/1.4 DG Art, ISO 100, ƒ/8, 1/640|
|Nikon D5, Sigma 35mm ƒ/1.4 DG Art, ISO 100, ƒ/16, 1/200|
By just adding the strobes it really cleaned up the photo with the light on our faces.
|Nikon D5, Sigma 24-105mm f/4 DG OS HSM Art Lens, ISO 100, ƒ/16, 1/200–2 Alienbee B1600s|
My recommendation is to be sure and use strobes when doing portraits on the beach. This helps clean up those harsh shadows.