Taming Natural Light

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Natural light is all around us, but it is up to the photographer to control it in order to make a beautiful portrait. Join Erik Valind as he shows you how to tame that natural light, from direct noontime sun to overcast and shadowless days, and capture killer portraits with little more than just your camera and a reflector. No speedlights or strobes are required for this class. Erik teaches you about the factors that you can control, and then walks you various techniques you can use through a series of real world demonstrations, each one building on the last, that will give you the skills to start seeing and using natural light in new ways.

Lesson 1 : Introduction
Lesson 2 : What Do We Control?
Lesson 3 : Paying Attention to Direction of Light
Lesson 4 : Shooting at Noon and Seeking Shade
Lesson 5 : Learning and Improving
Lesson 6 : Headshots in the Park
Lesson 7 : Using Larger Reflectors
Lesson 8 : Using Reflectors and Diffusion Panels

Erik Valind | New York Based Pro Lifestyle Photographer

Erik Valind

Erik Valind is a top pro photographer who specializes in the creation of compelling commercial work and energetic lifestyle imagery. People are the center of his photography and also serve as his inspiration. Erik developed an early appreciation for the transformative energy that light possesses and uses light to add energy to every image, much as the Florida sunlight has energized him.

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