Join Chris Orwig for an in-depth discussion in this video What you should know, part of Learning Natural Light Portrait Photography.
- Before we begin I want to clear the table of a couple of things that you want to know going into this course. The first thing that I want to highlight is that the photographs that you'll be seeing in this course are all processed using tools like Photoshop and Lightroom. Now, I won't be talking about post-processing in this course because it doesn't fit into the scope of what we're covering here but know that I've created a lot of different courses on those topics so if you want to learn how to do those things be sure to check those out. The other thing that I want to highlight is that I'll be showing you photographs of a lot of different subject matter, everything from photographs of my family and kids to famous movie stars to a renowned artist like this.
Now, this course isn't necessarily about the subject matter, rather it's about this concept of capturing natural-like portraits. So, what you're going to need to do is take a look at all of these examples and techniques that I'm showing you and ask yourself well, how can I then apply this to me and my world and the subjects that I'll be photographing myself? Alright, with that out of the way, let's go ahead and begin.
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