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Natural Light Portraits
June 25, 2013Posted by on
We run a course on Portrait photography that teaches how to use natural light rather than having to rely upon flash. This is a popular course because most people would like to take better portraits of their family and friends but find the process daunting. We approach every aspect of this, first the technical, how to manage light, how to use the camera and what accessories you might need to get the best results. Then we look at what you must do as a photographer to get the best out of your subjects. Some of this is covered in this article on Lightstalking
For some photos, nothing beats the natural beauty of ambient light. When used correctly natural light can create soft portraits that bring out great looking skin tones and display a seemingly perfect balance between shadows and highlights. As limiting as it may initially seem, shooting with natural light can offer a pretty diverse range of lighting styles.
How to Find The Perfect Window Lighting
There can be a learning curve to using natural light effectively, especially when shooting indoors where your options may be more limited in regards to finding usable light. It goes without saying you should locate a room in your indoor space that is home to a window…..MORE
Here are a couple of images from our current course.
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