Join Chris Orwig for an in-depth discussion in this video Working with dappled and window light, part of Learning Natural Light Portrait Photography.
- Next I want to talk about two different types of light.…Dappled light and window light.…We'll first talk about dappled light.…Now, dappled light is a type of light that we have…in photographs like this, where we have branches or leaves,…or something interrupting the light.…Now, I'll show you a few examples of this light…in just a few, because in reality, I don't use it very much.…And here's why.…If you look at this picture, it's actually kind of confusing…to look at, because there's so much going on.…There's brightness.…There's darkness, and it's sort of difficult to figure out.…
And that's one of the challenges…of working with dappled light.…Here you can see a couple of portraits…where I moved a little bit closer,…rather than showing so much of that,…which work a little bit better.…Now as you start to think about working with dappled light,…your own scenario, your own situations,…I want to give you a couple examples of how you can go…from something which isn't great…to maybe a little bit better.…Alright, well, in this first example,…
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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