Use nat­u­ral light

Har­ness the power of the sun for beau­ti­fully lit por­traits any­where

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When you’re start­ing out, there’s no need to buy a host of ex­pen­sive light­ing gear when you al­ready have a source of free light that of­fers end­less va­ri­ety. Di­rect sun­light can be a bit harsh, but when dif­fused through clouds or bounced off other sur­faces it can take on all kinds of won­der­ful qual­i­ties. Then there’s the fact that it changes po­si­tion and colour through­out the day, from warm and low in the morn­ing to cool and over­head at mid­day, then back again. The great ad­van­tage you have with por­trai­ture is that your sub­ject is mo­bile, so you can place them where the light looks best.

Seek out places where the nat­u­ral light is com­ing from one di­rec­tion, such as a win­dow or door­way in­doors, or a cov­ered spot out­doors

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