Natural Light


Natural Light


Lesson Info

Outdoor Light

All right. Outside light. Okay, so more outside. Like recently, I did the shoot outside. This is such a need example because, you know, we were under a tree and straightaway I found deaf old lightner don't like dappled light. So see how dappled it wass but I just moved her around until the light was on here, here and not on her face. I shot it with no reflector and I absolutely love their image. So it was. It was one of three images she chose for a folio box. The light's coming in are here. We were just walking around the neighborhood looking for places to shoot. I found a house with a light blue powder background. It looked beautiful. A case of just looking for light, always looking for light to the face exactly what we just did with danielle. Image on the left is my two assistants. My makeup artist and my history list are holding out the scrim on the right image. She has the scrim over her head and on the bottom image he has no script. So see how on the bottom one there's more light ...

on her face. Sorry, more light on her here and less light on her face and in the top image on the right hand side, it's more even so, the scrim is definitely one of the best things that you could do how would you have the scrim outside if you didn't have the expensive scrim? Uh, I would suggest you could either create two broomsticks or two poles dowling pipes and stretch out the fabric over the top or, you know, hand, make a light frame and do it yourself, but this gotta be ways think about ways that you can find a scream a bit of these kites there's ways that you can make a frame if I had thought about it that then I probably could have hacked something gone, this is my home made scram remember this this point when you're in business where you can afford and budget for things were making something takes a lot more time than buying it and my time is precious. I always ask myself one question whenever I'm about to make anything so often I'm making he'd pieces and beautiful dresses that's fine, but I do ask myself one really important question whenever I'm making anything and the question is could I have better spent my time marketing? Could I have better spent my time getting bums on seats? Because if my time is better spent marketing my business, then making a scrim all day instead of marketing might be a good way to hide and it might be a good way to say look at my budget scream but if I wasted stephen hours building something when I could've been out talking about my business and getting work, then it is not financially a better choice. Okay, so saving the four hundred dollars, buying the scream and in spending the seven hours marketing your business so you get bums on seats would be more valuable to me and tear. So don't hide behind your hex either, because sometimes what we create is hex uh, really sidelines for going out and getting money into our business. Okay? And I watched that because I call people out on there all the time. This was one of my favorite images this year. Could they do not get to shoot outside? I photographed this girl in two thousand and eight in melbourne, australia. She flew from melbourne to l a it's six years later when I photographed her, she was sixteen. She is now twenty two and she was in l a doing an acting class, and she told me it sixteen that she wanted to be an actress. She she's followed me on facebook all this time and wrote to me a year ago to say she would kind of be in l a and could she re book another photo shoot and it's so cool because I'm still friends with her mom and her little brother uh, on facebook. So my clients return. And I wanted to do something completely different. So we walked around the store around the streets in l a, and just got natural light shots.

Class Description

Sue mastered natural light early in her career and it created her wildly-popular signature look. Learn how you can harness the power of natural light during your indoor shoots in Natural Light with Sue Bryce.

Knowing how to work with natural light is essential for every photographer and in this class Sue will demonstrate her favorite techniques for working with it. You’ll learn about diffusing, bouncing, bending, and more! She’ll help you master backlight and show you how to create dramatic looks out of sunlight while working inside the studio.