Join Chris Orwig for an in-depth discussion in this video Bad light to good light, part of Learning Natural Light Portrait Photography.
- Ashley, hello.…It's so good to see you. - Hey Chris, how are you?…You as well.…- [Chris] Thank you so much for coming.…- Thanks for having me. Yes.…- Yes. So Ashley is a good friend…and she's going to help us talk about this topic…of going from bad to good.…What I mean by that is going from photographs…that aren't really working…to something that hopefully works a little bit better.…So our location is this non-descript business park.…It's not very interesting…and Ashley has this beautiful natural look.…So I want to try to capture a bit of that.…And so let's first start off just by working with…what we have.…
So we're going to walk over here…and you can stand sort of right in the middle…of this parking lot area.…And I'm going to start off again sort of demonstrating…perhaps what not to do.…So I'm going to f/7 and shoot an ISO 125.…I have Ashley standing here.…I'll go ahead and capture an image of her.…I haven't directed her at all.…So she's standing there, sort of just normal.…Not even really smiling.…I see too much of the background.…
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
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