Fashion Photography: Using Natural Light For a DIY Shoot

Artu Nepomuceno, Professional Photographer based in the Philippines

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12 Videos (59m)
    • Introduction

    • Project Overview

    • Where I Find Inspiration

    • Equipment

    • Introduction to the Team

    • Preparing for the Shoot

    • During the Shoot

    • Wrapping Up the Shoot

    • Reviewing Final Selects

    • Editing Process

    • Takeaways

    • Final Thoughts


About This Class

Follow fashion photographer Artu Nepomuceno as he produces and photographs a fashion shoot using only natural light. You will learn different ways to use natural light to your advantage -- from diffusing, to reflecting, when to use them per setting. You will learn how to conceptualize themes for your shoots, and how to create out of the box concepts In addition to natural lighting techniques and conceptualizing procedures, this class will cover some tips and tricks for your gear, producing a team, building chemistry with your model, reviewing your photos, post processing, and everything in between.

This class is open to anyone looking to dive into fashion photography! Especially those without the budget or expensive equipment. All you need is your camera, a couple of friends, some DIY tools, and the sun!

37 of 39 students recommendSee All

Such high value! Thanks so much.
Really useful class. Well presented and easy to follow.





Artu Nepomuceno

Professional Photographer based in the Philippines

There's a photo of me back when I was 5 years old, with a disposable film camera, taking photos of the animals I came across in a zoo. I grew up never really thinking photography would or could be a semblance of a career in my life, but from a very early age, a moment worth remembering always made me think instantly of taking a still. Long story short, I'm obsessed with the craft.

The original plan was to become a chef and take culinary arts after high school, but shortly after my enrollment I realized that my heart wasn't there. Shifting to the only course that made sense to me (and conveniently available in my school), I became a student of photography.

Taking freelance jobs here and there while studying, I eventually finished my education in 2012 and jumped straight to starting my own production house. Realizing a year and a half later that event coverage was not my true love in the craft, I sold my shares and began an ice cream sandwich business. This served as my cash cow for me to support what I wanted to do in photography -- portraits, fashion, and indulge in both fine art and street. By the end of 2014 I got my first set of publishing gigs, and I'm happy to admit that things have been working out since.