Did Antony have the right approach?
Steve and Dave explained the key lighting and exposure settings for shots like this
Dave says… The subject of this shot is Terry, and the vintage car and his garage are really just background details that say a little more about him. Posing Terry by his car was a natural enough thing to do, but made the vehicle too dominant in the frame. Antony needed to make Terry more prominent.
Steve says… The bright sun left harsh shadows under Terry’s hat, and made the car look washed out. The secret with harsh sunlight like this is to overpower it with portable lighting. We helped Antony fix up two powerful Profoto lights – one placed on the left for Terry’s face, and one on the right to add some extra illumination for the car.
Dave says… It might sound like adding more light should just make the problem worse. In fact, by switching to manual mode, Antony can adjust the exposure to make the daylight a little less intense, then boost the power of the Profoto flashguns to add strong and controllable fill-in lighting.