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3 Natural Portraits With Window Light

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This post is part of a series called Environmental Portraiture: How to Go Beyond the Ordinary.
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Photographing portraits with available light has many advantages. These include speed and ease of setup (almost instant), low cost (free!) and a wide variety of lighting qualities. In this tutorial, we'll explore one of the best ways to photograph with available light: using sunlight filtered through windows. A part of every building, windows can create interesting lighting scenarios and unique scenes. We'll look at three ways to use window light to create a portrait.

  1. Back-lighting
  2. Side-lighting
  3. Diffused front light.
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