I knew Monte quite well and though he would use reflectors as well as devices to subtract light he, in fact, made many portraits with natural light. Matter of fact he would look for natural controlled light. Do you have "How'd He Do Dat," where Monte used natural light for many of the portraits made on the CD?
I worked with Monte and knew him better than those who only read his articles in Shutterbug and other publications.
Here is a link to some of his ideas on lighting patterns:
Studio setups or outdoors with natural light the patterns are the same. By the way my wife is in a photo in this series:
Quote by Monte:
"Notice anything different about the light pattern on Toby’s face here? Of course not! It’s one and the same! All natural light."
At any rate, thanks for your comments.
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