If you’d like to learn how to make beautiful portraits using just natural light and a few simple techniques, then please join me for a 2-hour hands-on workshop/class that I’ll be teaching several times over the next few weeks. Held in a scenic location in Mountain View, CA, these classes will cover the basics of techniques and tools, and then we’ll practice by shooting in the field with a wonderful model. Learn more or register for a session here: Kyle’s workshop on portraiture using natural light.
In today’s post I am sharing a few favorite images that we shot during a recent session of this workshop. Working with our wonderful model Roxy, I walked students through the entire process of creating stunning headshots, full-body and action portraits, and environmental portraits, all using only natural light and with a minimum of gear, fuss, and bother. Students learned how to configure their cameras, what lenses to choose for different portrait situations, where to shoot, how to pose and direct the model, how to use light modifiers (reflectors and diffusers), and much more.
We will also learn to make full-body and action shots that bring out our subject’s true personality.
Always be on the lookout for special and playful moments.
I emphasize the artistic as well as the technical aspects of portrait photography.
Roxy really went the extra mile by climbing a tree wearing heels and a red dress! In my hands-on portrait workshops, we will collaborate with fun and creative models. Students will gain skills and a comfort level in directing models, even if they have never worked with a model previously.
You can see more details and book a session of the class here: Kyle’s workshop on portraiture using natural light. More dates will be added soon. Hope to see you at one of these sessions!