Natural light can offer a gorgeous, soft, and appealing look when it comes to portraiture. However, it often comes with challenges. This class explores the benefits and hurdles associated with photographing people in natural light and will cover ways to overcome these challenges.
- Exposure tips and lens considerations
- Composition and posing
- Model basics
- How to maximize the use of light modifiers, such as scrims and neutral density filters to take control difficult situations.
- How to create a specific natural light setup to create an in-studio look
- How to take advantage of bracketing in harsh lighting conditions
- Background considerations for both environmental and studio portraits
- If time allows, we will have a brief editing demo at the end of class
Whether you are new to portraiture looking for an affordable place to start or an intermediate who wants to dive a bit deeper into working with the unpredictability of natural light, you will walk away from this class with a new set of tools to approach natural light portraiture with confidence.
Participants will be able practice techniques photographing model(s). (We may have more than 1 model depending on number of participants).
Participants will get the most out of this class if they have a solid understanding of exposure basics and are comfortable working in either Aperture Priority mode or Manual mode.
COVID-19 Safety Practices: We are following whatever the CDC Guidelines are at the time of the class.
Questions can be directed to Marie Joabar at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Class Limit: 8
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Instructor: Catherine Simmons
Catherine is a studio and natural light photographer specializing in headshots and fine art portraiture. She has spent countless hours over the past 8 years fine tuning her skills in the studio and in Photoshop. When Catherine isn’t photographing, she can be found in the classroom sharing what she has learned with others.
Helping people learn and grow into their full potential as artists is a true privilege and one that she takes very seriously. She has been a popular instructor at Capital Photography Center since 2018. Additionally, she volunteers tutoring photography students at her local community college, and has taught beginner's workshops through the United Nations Photography Club in Vienna, Austria, where she spent a year living abroad with her family.
Catherine is currently a graduate student at Savannah College of Art and Design obtaining her Masters of Fine Arts degree in photography.
Catherine teaches the following classes for Capital Photography Center:
* Getting Started In Portraiture
* Family and Children Photography
* Editing for Portraiture