5 Tips on Indoor Natural Light for Photos

A1- Lighting-Only light was the two windows on a corner of the house. This is usually the preferred lighting….one window in front of Stacy and baby Izzy and one window on the side front.

Its all about light when it comes to photos. Here are a few tips when it comes to natural lighting indoors.

  1. Find natural light with two windows. Two windows on a corner of the house is ideal.
  2. Use reflectors if you can only find one window. If you cannot find that, then, with one window, use a “reflector”, a white card such as a white piece of cardboard or typing paper.
  3. Bounce the light from the window off the bounce card. Position the subject between window and bounce card. Using window as background, bounce into subject’s face. (see image A2)
  4. Use flash if there’s no “bounce light”. If bounce light is not available, i.e. sometimes you cannot angle “reflector” in the right angle to catch the natural light, then use a fill flash.
  5. If you want a silhouette don’t use a reflector. Sometimes you intentionally want a silhouette look. Use light from window to do this. Overcast days are great for this look.
A2- To catch a “catch light” in Stuart’s eyes I used a bounce card (reflector”). A2- To catch a reflection in Vesta’s eyes I used a bounce card (reflector”). I had my assistant hold the reflector in front of him.
A2- To get “catch light” in Vesta’s eyes I used a bounce card (reflector”). I had my assistant hold the reflector in front of her face.
A2- To get “catch light” in the Harrier’s eyes I used a bounce card (reflector”). I had my assistant hold the reflector in front of her face.
A2- To get a silhouette only use light directly in front of the dancer and the camera.
A2- To get a silhouette only used light directly in front of the dancer and the camera.

Published by Theresa L Photography

CELEBRATING MOMENTS IN PICTURES 15 plus years photographing people portraits. People are God's most beautiful creation and I so enjoy photographing you and yours.

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