Spring 2015 I had a plan to shoot a lot more personal project shoots outdoors. Taking advantage of the warm weather that was coming in. Well I did get to do this, but as well with the lack of funds and on a very tight budget for shoots I had limitations on what I could do. Such as having assistants holding lights or natural light modifiers were pretty much out of the question due to whatever reasons, but primarily funding. So I had no choice but focus on shooting purely natural light shots in since starting this goal while shooting on-location shooting environmental portraiture.
In Summary what I'd cover
Sector: Natural Light Portrait Shooting on a Budget. No modifiers, lighting equipment, or assistants. Just you, your camera/lenses and your subject(s).
- Best timing to shoot.
- Foundation skills of finding and seeing light, in combination of appealing composition.
- Building skills from beginner natural light shooting with soft diffused light to advanced natural light shooting with harsh but making it work for your needs/concepts, etc.
- Gear Talk, i.e. recommended lenses and camera bodies (in a broader sense).
Next year I hope to have the next sector completed by having more assistants available to be able to perform with on-location natural light modifiers.
Check out the Natural Light Adventures gallery on my website.
As well check out the index post for this blog series.