Join Douglas Kirkland for an in-depth discussion in this video Welcome, part of Douglas Kirkland on Photography: Natural Light Portraiture.
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Hi! I am Douglas Kirkland and I would like to welcome you to our series on photography.…Today I am going to be talking about portraits done with natural light.…One of the reasons I like to work with natural light is that it's everywhere.…And here is a picture I took of Brooke Shields a number of years ago in New York, …just in the city street.…All I did is had a little whiteboard and reflected it into her eyes.…That's natural light. It was all there.…Julie Christie, another example.…We'd just finished lunch in Boston and it's just the light from the window…coming in, just bringing the camera in. It's your relationship that's always…important as well as the lighting.…
Jessica Capshaw, again, all very simple.…She came into the room.…We had a skylight and some window lights, and I just saw how wonderful she looked…and I said "Please Jessica, go over near the white wall there."…She did, I kept talking with her and shooting, and that again is the process.…It's the light was there, just get the picture.…
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.