Natural Light Studio
Ever wonder how Sue gets that super soft and beautiful look in her portraits? Learn how to manipulate natural light, use v-flats, reflectors, scrims, and backlight to create stunning images for your clients.
- Have your assistant or a friend hold a piece of foam core for the ultimate reflector.
- Work out where the “hot spots” are in your studio for natural light – areas where the light fills in the most.
- When using a vflat as a backdrop, turn it 45 degrees towards the window to get that beautiful flat flight.
- If you’re shooting outside, you can create a “lightbox” using two vflats, and scrim over the top (TIP: you can also use chaffon fabric instead of a scrim)
- Recreate natural light by using a kino shining through a scrim.
- Using an ND Filter on your lens can give you even more control over the amount of light you let in.
- Foam Core board (reflector)
- White chiffon fabric (to drape over the window, or use over the top of a lightbox)
- Elinchrom Strobe
- Elinchrom Deep Dish Octa
- Kino Constant Light
- ND Filter