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Old 31st May 2010
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Natural Light Portrait




This was from an unplanned photoshoot. I never usually take natural light images, but at the moment I just thought I would try it out.

Model: Caroline
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Re: Natural Light Portrait

Hi Nicole, and welcome to the forum. You may not normally shoot in natural light but you've chosen the right type for portraits and used it beautifully. Looks like your studio skills hold you in good stead when applied outdoors - that's a lovely photograph.
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Re: Natural Light Portrait

I like it.

Looking at the model's eyes I'm seeing something that I would normally abscribe to catchlights except you say it was natural light... did you use any reflectors down in front of the model?

Great first post.
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Re: Natural Light Portrait

Hello Nicole,

Welcome to the forum. You will see the people here are really nice, give good comment and are very helpful. I am new myself (a few weeks now) and I must say it is fun being here.

I love the portrait! How did you manage to make it so bright with only natural light? Were there windows all around you?
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Re: Natural Light Portrait

Thanks everyone for your feedback! I am happy you like the image!

I actually should have mentioned that I did have a large silver reflector on the floor directly in front of the model with a slight tilt upwards which was able to catch a lot of the light coming through the window.

It was helpful also because this particular part of the studio there were white walls on both sides of the model. So it was like I was in a square box with the window as the backdrop.


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Re: Natural Light Portrait

A beautiful portrayal of a lovely model with lovely use of the low reflections.

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Re: Natural Light Portrait

The reflected light shines out through her eyes wonderfully, mesmerising.
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Re: Natural Light Portrait

A very well executed natural light portrait and a beautiful model well done, I'm not so sure of the vertical window frame coming out of her shoulder and might have moved her to the right a little more but it is still a very nice image.
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Re: Natural Light Portrait

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The reflected light shines out through her eyes wonderfully, mesmerising.
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Re: Natural Light Portrait

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A beautiful portrayal of a lovely model with lovely use of the low reflections.

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A very well executed natural light portrait and a beautiful model well done, I'm not so sure of the vertical window frame coming out of her shoulder and might have moved her to the right a little more but it is still a very nice image.
Hi!,
Yes the vertical part is a little distracting, I did not realy see this befoe. Thanks for the observation! The next time I try this I will definately focus on composition.
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Re: Natural Light Portrait

Very nice

May I ask what Lens was used
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Very nice

May I ask what Lens was used
Thank you! I used a 50mm 1.8 lens for this image.
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Re: Natural Light Portrait

Ah, but NSmall fools us all by presenting a 4:3 image... or was this shot with an OM 50mm 1.8?

Nonetheless, you are very welcome in my book to contribute to this forum as I am sure I will learn lots from you and your photos.

Besides it's great to see more female photographers contributing; a woman at my camera club produces some fantastic portrait work and does some great 'rock the frock' photoshoots. It's nice to have different perspectives/approaches to learn from.
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Re: Natural Light Portrait

Hi and welcome to the forum but.................was this portrait not taken with a Nikon D300s and probably with a Nikon 1.8 lens? Your details do say that you are not an Olympus owner.

With the greatest of respect, I thought this forum was for Olympus 4/3rds users only.

Great picture anyway.
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