I have read all the tips on this "tutorial" (assignment) and wow, there is so much to learn...one thing that drew my attention was: subject on the edge of shadow/sunlight...and went to the backyard of my house, and took my homemade reflectors and this is what I came up with... Rainy season in California nowdays...
Minutes after I took these shots it started to rain...the neighbors fence,about 11 feet tall (3.5 m) created shade...
OK, here are my first entries to this assignment. natural light No flash , minimal PP: interior ( window light)
a stranger asked me for some spare change, I said "sure If i can take your photo signed model release. great charactor face
May I get some feedback about this shot? Many thanks.
Antonio Correia wrote:
Hello Yuri, how do you do ?
I shot this portrait a couple of days ago with the help of natural light from our left and a soft light from the right, coming from a home made softbox.
The home made softbox is not a sucess, no.
But the photo is rather good.
However, I think the photo is rather studio type. Not my kind of pictures.
I like more informal...
Wow! I only joined dgrin yesterday and i can't stop reading all over this site! but this thread is AMAZING! Yuri, I LOVE your work. I am a new pro photographer (only pro a year) and am looking to learn and perfect my craft. natural lighting is my preferred lighting, however i dabble with some flashes i own. i photograph people on location and would love to join this thread. do i just jump right in and post a recent shot?
Thank you so much for this thread Yuri. I have an assignment tomorrow to do some more natural portraits of the model below for her acting portfolio using available light. This class will help me tremendously with choosing a location and in focusing on the elements needed to make a great portrait. Sandy
These photos were taken during a print shoot at the old Cecil B. DeMille studio at Hollywood and Wilton. The sunlight from the studio windows produced some awesome natural lighting. I took these with my 20d, kit 18-55 lense and the 50 1.8 w/flash ...
Jeff what a beautiful photo, great composition.
eL eSs Vee wrote:
While watching this young lady's troupe perform on stage, I started thinking about the color of her hair and the hay you see behind her. When the show was over and the audience had vacated the bales, I asked if I could take this photo. She agreed, stepped off the stage and sat on a bale in the front row. I jumped up on stage and shot from above so that her eyes would stand out as much as her smile.
I chose the hay for its color, shadowing and texture, and stepped to my left to get diagonal lines in the bales. I used just enough depth of field to keep her hair in back from blending in with the hay.
Lighting is all natural; overcast skies and shade from a tree above and to her left. I increased the contrast, converted to jpeg and warmed the image in Photoshop.
All comments and critiques will be greatly appreciated.