Join Chris Orwig for an in-depth discussion in this video Advanced tips, part of Learning Natural Light Portrait Photography.
- In this movie, I want to share with you,…a few advanced tips,…which will help you to pose your subjects,…so that you can capture better,…more compelling, and more commercially viable portraits.…Alright, well the first tip that I want to share with you,…is this.…If you want to create better portraits,…one of the things that you can do,…is ask your subject to breathe, and to move.…And what I mean by that, is this.…Often, when we point a camera at someone,…we're like, quote, a deer in the headlights.…
Now, what is a deer in the headlights like?…They're completely motionless, still.…And they stop breathing.…And that's what tends to happen to us.…We won't even be aware of it,…but our breath becomes really shallow.…And often, if you're trying to capture someone's portrait,…and they're holding all that in,…if you get them to just... (inhales and exhales)…Take a big breath, it resets.…Then, you ask them to move.…Now, there's different ways, to get people to move.…Sometimes, it's simple as just,…maybe you need to do a little bit of stretch,…
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
Skill Level Intermediate
Learning Lighting: Natural Lightwith Erin Manning41m 2s Beginner
Douglas Kirkland on Photography: Natural Light Portraiturewith Douglas Kirkland34m 50s Appropriate for all
Narrative Portraiture: On Location in New York Citywith Chris Orwig1h 30m Appropriate for all
1. Find the Best Light
2. Camera Craft
3. Create Better Compositions
4. Working with People
Advanced tips9m 7s
5. Planning Ahead
6. Live Shoot
7. Turn Your Passion into Profit
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