- Tony. - Hey what's up, Chris?…- What's up man? - How are you man?…- Good to see you brother - you too, you too.…- Yeah, so thanks for coming to help out.…And as you know,…what we're going to try to do is…take a look at capturing…a couple of different things.…So, Tony is a creative professional,…does a lot of really fascinating things…with his work in life.…So, I want to create one image…which is really clean and crisp and kind of bright…and then another image which takes advantage…of the fact that you have this VW bus called Seagull.…So, let's go ahead and walk over and get started.…And so the first thing that I want to do,…and Tony, if you don't mind stand right there,…is take a look at my environment…which for me isn't very interesting.…
We're in a business park…and it's kind of non-descript.…And so, I have this foam core V-Flat.…I'm going to open it up a little bit…but the idea here is to have something…which is just a neutral, clean, white background.…It's really inexpensive to make these.…They don't always stand up well in the winds,…
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
Narrative Portraiture: On Location in New York Citywith Chris Orwig1h 30m Intermediate
Learning Lighting: Natural Lightwith Erin Manning40m 58s Beginner
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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