Many people prefer studio lighting to natural light simply because they have the power to control it. They know that they can increase or reduce the power at will and manipulate the light source with modifiers. Whilst studio flash certainly has its applications, mastering natural light offers you endless new creative possibilities, so why not learn to take advantage of it? This course teaches you to how to control natural light. It gives you the tools you need to harness this amazing free resource, enabling you to react quickly and effectively to changing ambient conditions.
In the first part of this one day workshop, you will learn how to shoot beautiful portraits using only window light. All aspects are covered: where to position your sitter; the dramatic effects of changing the distance between your subject and the light source; the most effective use of reflectors including how, when and where to position them to achieve the most natural results. At the end of the portrait session, you will be able to craft images like these by controlling window light and using it to your advantage.
In the second part of the workshop, you will carry through the skills you have learnt as we move from portrait to tasteful, boudoir-inspired shots. Learn to use natural light in a bedroom setting and shoot a range of styles from sensual to sassy.
If you are keen to improve your natural light results or just really want to break out of the studio and add a new dimension to your photography, this workshop is for you.
Date: Sunday 20th September 2020
Time: 10am to 5pm
Knowledge Level: Intermediate
A light buffet lunch
Tea & coffee
Classroom tuition from an award-winning trainer
Hands-on practical shoot time to practice and embed your learning
A professional model
Comprehensive course notes
You will need a camera with interchangeable lenses that has standard hot shoe and can shoot in RAW file format.
We suggest bringing lenses that cover the following focal lengths, don't worry if you don't have these as you can complete the course with a standard kit lens.
Full Frame Sensors. 24mm - 200mm
APSC 1.5 Crop 18mm - 150mm
MFT 2x Crop 14mm - 100mm
Pen and Notepad
Images taken on workshops are intended for training use only. Whilst you may use images taken as part of your portfolio, you should make note that such images have been taken, under instruction, on a workshop.
No commercial use of images is possible.
Images used on this page have been provided by the model and/or photographer and are copyright their respective owners.
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