Saturday, January 23, 2010

Natural Light in Portraits

I prefer to use the available light when possible, and love the natural look it gives to portraits. I will occasionally use another light source if necessary, or if I'm going for a certain look with the portrait that requires an extra light source.

I took these goofy portraits of Katy at Bethabara when I was interning with Claudia Page at The Portrait Gallery.

Back-lighting in portraits is one of my favorite ways to use the natural light. The light on Lizzy's face really makes her profile pop against the background.

Side-light gives a more dramatic look to portraits, like in this portrait of Luke at around 8 months old.

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