Photographing a night time image during the day can create a very dramatic effect if executed properly. To accomplish this effect you must use lighting to overcome the sun. In this photographic scenario you will be properly lighting your subject and under exposing the background.
What You Will Need:
1 Portable Strobe ( I use Elinchrom RX Lights)
1 Portable Battery Pack (I use Paul C Buff Vagabond Mini Battery Packs)
1 Softbox ( I use Elinchrom Rotalux Softboxes)
2 Radio Flash Triggers ( I use Pocket Wizard Plus III triggers)
1 Flash Meter (I use sekonic)
Now this is a bit different then my other posts because this requires a fair amount of gear. If you want to do this on a budget you could use a speed light, but get it off the camera.
The key to executing this properly is under exposing the the natural environment by about 2 stops to get a darker more saturated effect. It is usually best to photograph later in the day as it is far easier to overcome the sun.
Meter for the natural environment and under expose by EV-2 (exposure value minus two). Next you will meter your strobe on your subject for proper exposure EV 0. Your shadows ideally should be metered for EV -1 to retain detail, but minus 2 is also acceptable.
Depending on you camera your maximum shutter speed should be no greater than 1/200th of a second to avoid cut off from your lights.
You will need to properly manage your aperture to get a perfect balance. It is a delicate scernario of managing your strobe power, distance of your light and your aperature to over power the sun. Higher powered lights and smaller apertures will make this easier.
Once you achieved the proper exposure values shoot away. The more you know light and the more experience you have the easier this becomes. Usual set up time can take about 5 minutes if your well versed in lighting. If your not it will take time but eventually it gets easier.
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