Location Portraits - Using Window Light Part 1 | The Photographer Academy

Location Portraits - Using Window Light Part 1

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Mark guides you through the fundamentals of working with natural light on location. He takes you through his process of identifying the light in the location, analysing the quality and direction and then positioning and posing the subject to best use the light where it is available.

Learn Marks process as he guides you through how he breaks down a location to use the available light, a skill set which can be applied to any location, no matter how big or small. In this film Mark happens to be at a local castle with Male model AK, but this venue is also a popular wedding venue so these skills are applicable regardless of the venue and subject. Mark begins in the drawing room, using the large windows to provide a direction to the light. Mark explains his metering technique and the choices you need to consider when deciding on how you want to expose the image. Mark then progresses into the dining room, again using the windows but also mixing in practical lights that are also in the room.

Equipment: Canon 5DMkIII, Canon 50mm F1.4, Sekonic L-478DR-EL

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