Shooting with Window Light
Filmed live on location at The Academy Week in Ireland, follow along with the delegates in this in-depth series of films that take you from the basics to the creative of photographing people. From basic portraits, through Editorial, to Couples, Boudoir, Sports Physique and Nudes, Academy Master Mark Cleghorn and Kenny Martin give you all the knowledge and skills to take your images to the next level.
The easiest and often most common form of lighting available to photographers is light from a window. However, many photographers often don’t think of a window as a ‘light’, once you think like this you realise the same techniques that govern lighting in a studio can be applied in exactly the same way. All you need to consider is obviously the light can’t move, but you can. So Kenny shows you how, by moving yourself and the subject, you can recreate a range of lighting styles using just a window as your light source.
Equipment: Canon 5DMKII, Canon 85mm, Sekonic L-758DR