Creating portraits under natural light gives you the flexibility to shoot at almost any time of day with a minimal amount of gear. In this class Matt teaches everything you need to know to take your natural light portraits to the next level. You’ll learn what to consider when choosing a camera body and lens for portraits, a formula for dialing in the right camera settings, how to work with bright sun and deep shade, and a ton of tips and tricks aimed at helping you get killer results every time.
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Join Matt on location as he introduces the topics that will be covered in this class.
Learn the important factors to consider when picking a camera body to use for natural light portraits.
The lens you choose will have a bigger impact on the photo than the camera body you use.
There is a basic formula you can use to help you choose the right settings every time.
You can't always choose the time of day to take your natural light portraits, so here are a few tips to help you shoot under even the brightest conditions.
Matt demonstrates the concepts covered with a family portrait.
Sometimes you can shoot into the sun and make it work for your portraits.
The light in the shade can be less dynamic than bright sun, but still very useful for portraits.
Reflectors are a very useful, low cost, and low tech tool for enhancing natural light portraits.
Another useful tool for natural light portraits is called a scrim, which allows you to diffuse the light from the sun and create your own shade.
Matt is the full-time Director of Education for Kelby Media Group and a Tampa-based photographer. He's the Editor-in-Chief of Lightroom Magazine, the lead instructor on the Adobe Photoshop Lightroom LIVE…