Learning Natural Light Portrait Photography
Learning Natural Light Portrait Photography is an Intermediate level tutorial on 3D + Animation, written by the author, Chris Orwig. This tutorial is a critical base for anyone who needs to excel in his/her 3D + Animation skills. It provides you a thorough grip on 3D + Animation, Photography, Portraits, Lighting, Video, 3D + Animation, Photography, Portraits, Lighting and Video.
Lighting can make or break a portrait. Photographers often try to improve light using flash or lighting panels, but that hardware can be expensive, tricky to learn, and a pain to carry around. Learning how to harness natural light instead can help you enhance your work without requiring you to invest in new equipment, whether you’re a creative pro who has to take the occasional headshot for your job or an enthusiast who wants to explore portraiture.
In this course, photographer Chris Orwig shows how to shoot effective portraits in natural light—even when the light isn’t great. Chris explains how to find the best light, use open shade to your advantage, and leverage the uniqueness of doorway light. He also goes into camera and lens considerations, creating better compositions, working with people, planning for a shoot, and tackling a live shoot. Plus, he shares some tips for earning income as a people photographer.
- Why back light is great for portraits
- Lighting from the side
- Using open shade to your advantage
- Working with dappled and window light
- Camera and lens considerations
- Choosing the right lens
- Creating better compositions
- Posing and directing subjects
- Preparing for a shoot
- Earning income as a people photographer
- Jumpstarting your professional delivery