Windows as a source of portrait light have been used for decades before artificial light sources came into the play. And the best of it: it’s still a free light source.
Window light is the easiest way to get your portraiture work going. It will create the same light quality as much bigger, more expensive lighting equipment. A large window is essentially a huge softbox. In general, you will achieve wonderful results!
Using additional tools, like reflectors and scrim shields – of cheap diffusor material – will help you modulate the quality of light even further, like for achieving ‘soft light’ (= diffused light source).
Also, sometimes it’s inevitable – or wanted – to combine a window light with artificial light in order to get the necessary look/mood/effect you want. Or you fake a window light altogether because there’s no window available.
- How to use any window light available
- What different portrait looks to achieve by using just daylight
- How to enhance or entirely fake a window lighting setup
- Comparison about different light quality when using window light, a reflector bounce or strobes instead.
Curated Duration: 1 h 59 min