Join Chris Orwig for an in-depth discussion in this video Experiment and have fun, part of Learning Natural Light Portrait Photography.
- Alright, well here we are at our final composition tip,…and this one is all about experimenting and having fun.…You know, sometimes what can happen is…when you learn compositional rules,…they can make you a little bit stiff,…because you can think,…"Oh my gosh, I need to do this or that."…And then what tends to happen…is we take photography a little bit too seriously,…and that shows up in the frame.…And what I've found is that when you're working with people,…sometimes you just kind of need to let loose,…experiment, and have fun.…
And you need to do this regardless of…what you're photographing.…And so what I'm going to do is show a few examples,…and I'll talk about example-photographing my kids,…a movie star, and an artist.…So let's start off with my kids.…Well, I was out in this field back behind our house,…and we happened upon this huge tire.…And so my kids started to play with the tire,…so of course, we were rolling it, they were walking on it,…and then I asked my daughter, I said,…"Well, what if you were able to stand on it and jump,…
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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