Being outdoors in natural light means the big bright ball in the sky, or the lack of it (covered by clouds) is in control of the quality of light in the photos taken. In studio, you can also use natural window light to highlight a subject, but more than often light is being controlled and "placed" on the subject to make them look their best.
While we don't have real control over the sun or the clouds, we can still find opportunities to use the available light to make a fine portrait.
And finally, one of my favorites of the day, featured on my Instagram as well, is this face.
Some tips for photographing in natural light:
- it can change in a minute (be sure where you started is where you are going to end with the light reflecting on your subject);
- learn to look for and recognize good light opportunities;
- don't use light as an excuse not to shoot, just realize how to expose the photo for the best result.
The event covered in these photos was Woofstock 2018 at Lazybrook Park. So many people, so many dogs, not a single problem. Proceeds benefited True Friends Animal Welfare Center, one of the best shelters in my area.
For more on natural light, check out today's blog circle! Start with Darlene of Pant the Town Photography serving MA and NH. Have a great weekend! Fall is in the air and everywhere!