Hi and welcome back.
I’d like to wish everyone a Happy Easter and Passover season. It is a beautiful time of year to spend with family and friends.
Now the natural light portrait.
Even though I’m deeply involved in Off Camera Flash and regular studio lighting, I do use natural light. But you need to learn how to use and modify it for your need.
The following images are direct raw to jpeg conversions without any processing. I want to show the direct, raw difference between modified light sources.
For a short series of portraits, I used natural window light in my studio. Here’s my setup:
Here’s the resultant shot from this setup:
The light is hard and contrasty. While this can be a desired result, more often than not it isn’t. So I added a white sheet over the window to diffuse the light a bit more:
Now, here’s the resultant shot from adding that bit of diffusion:
By simply adding the sheet, I added diffusion and a softbox-type glow to the image. This is a more desirable result that I did simply and easily.
So add a white sheet to your kit and you’ll be pleasantly surprised at the difference in your natural light photography.
That’s it for now. Till next time, happy shooting.