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  1. I know it’s popular, and I can understand why some people like it, but out in nature I don’t like the softbox and underexposed ambient light look, especially in the middle of nowhere on a mountain top. For me it really kills the nature part–which is a big reason for hauling everyone and all the gear out there in the first place.

  2. I’ve always really liked his work. I hope he has a book someday.

  3. There’s a time for natural light but this isn’t one of them. Vanity Fair does an excellent job with the photography and Jonas nailed it here. It’s a hero shot and the off camera light isn’t over done. It’s simple and helps to make the subject pop off the back drop. You wouldn’t even have much in the background unless you light it. The title has mentions the sky which should be rich and well exposed. You can’t have it both ways. Not to belittle your point. Point well taken. There is always room for excellent natural light shots. They come at a premium though and the reality is that not many pros can sit around waiting for the god light any more.

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