Join Chris Orwig for an in-depth discussion in this video Assignments, part of Learning Natural Light Portrait Photography.
- As we start to wrap up this course,…I have a few exercises or assignments for you,…so that you can begin to put into practice…some of the things that we've been talking about.…Here you can see we have a list of exercises…and what I want you to do is I want you to do…each of these five different ways.…Let me explain what I mean.…The first one is camera position.…What I mean by that is I want you to go out with a friend,…and I want you to capture some portraits of that person.…Let's say that this is the person standing here,…and I want you to work with your camera in this position,…then maybe a little bit closer, then really far away,…then down on the ground, then up above.…
I want you to do five things that are completely different.…And I want you to do that so that you can start to find…the sweet spot of how camera height and camera proximity…to the subject can actually work.…Alright, the next one has to do with your focal length.…And again I want you to experiment…with five different options.…What that means is I want you to find a couple…
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 Manning40m 58s Beginner
Douglas Kirkland on Photography: Natural Light Portraiturewith Douglas Kirkland34m 46s 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
- Mark as unwatched
- Mark all as unwatched
Are you sure you want to mark all the videos in this course as unwatched?
This will not affect your course history, your reports, or your certificates of completion for this course.Cancel
Take notes with your new membership!
Type in the entry box, then click Enter to save your note.
1:30Press on any video thumbnail to jump immediately to the timecode shown.
Notes are saved with you account but can also be exported as plain text, MS Word, PDF, Google Doc, or Evernote.