Join Douglas Kirkland for an in-depth discussion in this video Indoor shoot critique, part of Douglas Kirkland on Photography: Natural Light Portraiture.
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Okay, I feel this shoot with Natalie worked very well.…I was very pleased.…And I want to show you some of the images.…This is what I really saw when she was sitting there.…I mean, we weren't intending to take pictures, but I saw her and I said,…we've got a photograph.…That's how she was.…And I did some variations, some very simple variations.…We got these different images all with the light wrapping around…her beautifully.…She was just sitting there.…The room had white walls and it sort of reflected everything and that's the…beauty of, again, watching it.…
You have to see pictures and feel them like this, it's very important.…Here is another one.…this is one of my favorites.…I like this one very, very much.…I did very little to it, because I didn't have to do much.…But there was one thing I did.…I brought her face out a little, just a little like that, because I wanted…to brighten it up a little, which we could do very simply in Photoshop, not…difficult stuff.…It's all part of the process of doing it.…
In this installment of the series, Douglas explains how he works with natural light to create beautiful portraits. He shows how to make subtle changes to the light to improve its qualities and make the most of the environment he's working in. He reviews the images he considers the best of the day and also shows examples of how he uses Photoshop to complete his workflow and finish the images.