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Natural Light Photography
Hey, what’s up? My name is Tyler Stallman and today, I want to talk to you about natural lighting. I did a little shoot the other day with Hayden in my office which is very small and I got some really great results and I wanted to share them with you share how I did them. A lot of the time I shoot with strobes which flash is going off inside of camera, and to get this soft diffused light like you are seeing right now, no harsh shadows, it would take a really big soft box in front of your strobe to get that same effect. I'm not having space in here. All I had to work with is our window, inside of our office here. So as you can see it’s a reasonable size and really kind of points straight down to the end of the room which was perfect for our needs.
So then over here is I set up a big white piece of paper hanging down from some light stands with a crossbar and that was—most of what the whole studio set up was, I do not to need to setup extra lights, to a sense that so light convenient, it has this really beautiful yellowy orange silhouette. And all I did to soften it up a little more, because I have no blinds, I use a diffuser, this is a diffuser here. You can buy these at any camera store, or if you go online or eBay, you can find a kind of multi-pack with diffuser on the inside and multiple reflectors on the outside for something like $30.00 or $40.00. So, I highly recommend it. But don’t need that just to do that. You can have white sheets or close your blinds and you’ll get the same effect.
One other thing that I want to point out is catch lights. If you are ever wondering how a photographer took his photo or lit his photo on her photo, the first place to look is at their eyes, the subject’s eyes because it’s going to reflect back whatever the primary lighting sources were in the photography used. So in this case, we’ve got this really white, narrow light shining back at us and hopefully a little reflection of me in it. And it looks great and it really draws the viewer in and it tells them where to look. Making eye contact to your subject is one of the most important things to connect into your photo. It’s where we want to look, when we look at a human face. The catch lights, I'm a big fan of them, and that’s about it. That’s how I did this shoot. I hope you like it. Check me out online at Stallman.ca. Thanks a lot. Bye.