Skip to Main Content

Irvine Headshot Photographer | On-Location Lighting Tips

Irvine Headshot Photographer

Irvine Headshot Photographer On-Location Lighting Tips requires special techniques than studio photography. Without the proper use of light many photographs wouldn’t look half as good as they could. People being photographed outside in the middle of the day with the sun beaming down on them tend to have harsh shadows whereas subjects in the studio with a relatively large light source close by tend to have a diffused look. Wouldn’t it be nice to have studio quality photographs taken outside with natural elements in the photograph? Here’s a few tips of how to achieve just that…

The most important thing to have is a light meter. This tool is indispensable because it allows you to measure the intensity of various light sources within a scene and expose your photograph accurately. Of course to obtain studio-like light quality outdoors you will need to have a portable lighting kit with diffusers.  If you’re photographing a small group in Robinson Ranch, you may need to use a bigger softbox or have a kit with two lights, or a way to bounce some light onto the subjects.

An important factor in obtaining soft light is proximity of the light source to your Irvine subject. The bigger the light source, and the closer you are to your subject, the softer the light will be. Generally, the smaller the light source and the further away your subject is from the light source, the harsher the light will become. This is not always true. Take the sun for example, on a sunny day the shadows on one’s face is harsh. On a cloudy day the shadows on one’s face is soft. The sun is the same distance away, but clouds act as a huge light diffuser, spreading the intensity of the sun’s light across a larger area. Irvine Headshot Photographer On-Location Lighting Tips can be a beautiful enjoyable process with the right equipment and the right professional Robinson Ranch photographer and his tools.

Should you have ANY questions regarding any aspect of a Irvine Headshot Photographer, please know that no concern is too small.

Mark Jordan

Master of Photography
Photographic Craftsman
International Photography Hall of Fame & Museum
EPCOT Center World’s Greatest Photography Award
Family Portrait of Excellence & Dedication Award
International Loan Collection Award – 11 Time Recipient
Portrait Photographer of Excellence Award – America, Norway & Germany
Orange County Photographer of the Year
American Society of Photographers


Orange County Headshots Photographer, Mark Jordan Photography is internationally recognized,
and serves all of Southern California, including San Diego County, Los Angeles, and the Inland Empire.

For over three decades, Mark Jordan Photography (Orange County Family Portraits and Orange County Headshots) has served and created family portraits and headshots for the cities of Aliso Viejo, CA | Anaheim, CA | Brea, CA | Buena Park, CA | Corona del Mar, CA | Costa Mesa, CA | Coto de Caza, CA | Cypress, CA | Dana Point, CA | Dove Canyon, CA | Fountain Valley, CA | Fullerton, CA | Garden Grove, CA | Foothill Ranch, CA | Huntington Beach, CA | Irvine, Ladera Ranch, CA | Laguna Beach, CA | Laguna Hills, CA | Laguna Niguel, CA | Laguna Woods, CA | Lake Forest, CA | Los Alamitos, CA | Mission Viejo, CA | Newport Beach, CA | Orange, Placentia, CA | Rancho Mission Viejo, CA | Rancho Santa Margarita, CA | Robinson Ranch, CA | San Clemente, CA | San Juan Capistrano, CA | Santa Ana, CA | Seal Beach, CA | Shady Canyon, CA | Trabuco Canyon, CA | Turtle Rock, CA | Tustin, CA | Tustin Ranch, CA | Villa Park, CA | Westminster, CA | Rancho Mission Viejo, CA | Yorba Linda, CA

Contact Us Today

When looking for an Orange County Headshots Photographer OR a professional Orange County Family Portraits photographer, please call 949-713-4050 or complete our online request form.