How to Take Portraits at Golden Hour

Camera Settings for Backlit Portraits

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The camera settings you use for your portraits will vary depending on a variety of factors, not the least of which is the amount of available light.

In the video, Jessica notes that she begins with an aperture of f/2, a shutter speed of 1/6400 seconds, and ISO 250.

In breaking down these camera settings, you can see that they’re dialed in as such because of the abundance of light.

Not only is there a lot of light in the scene, but shooting with such a large aperture allows tons of light into the lens.

As a result, Jessica can minimize the ISO and speed up the shutter and still get a well-exposed photo.

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