Portrait Photography: Working with Natural Light

Benjamin Heath, Photographer

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7 Videos (40m)
    • Introduction

    • Equipment

    • Setup & Planning

    • Light Editing

    • Shooting in Studio

    • Shooting in Natural Light

    • Final Thoughts


About This Class

Join celebrated photographer Benjamin Heath for a 40-minute class on photographing portraits using natural and studio light!

Whether you use an iPhone or DSLR, this class offers universal tips for making the most of your environment and resources — and capturing a professional, beautiful, and stylized portrait of a stranger or even a best friend.

Through anecdotes and practical examples, you'll learn the essentials of

  • planning your shoot
  • setting up your shot
  • technical tips on lighting
  • photographing in a studio
  • light edits that transform a photo from good to great

You'll finish this class empowered to take a great portrait of anyone, no matter where you are!

178 of 191 students recommendSee All

I loved this class, very well explained, very practical, I learned a lot! Thanks to Benjamin for sharing his work and his way of working.
Relaxed, informative. Especially appreciate Ben's expertise with lighting and the differentiation he emphasizes between indoor and outdoor lighting.
Really good class, seems like the videos may be out of order though? The editing session comes before the actual shooting session, but Ben talks like he just finished the shooting.





Benjamin Heath


Hi. My name is Ben and I'm a photographer based in Portland, Oregon. In another life I was a lawyer, in my best life I'm photographing every day. I shoot a wide range of subjects and topics, but focus my style on natural light, clean composition, and unique perspective. I've had a winding path, if you're interested in knowing more have a read here.  Or say hello here. 




Clients include Coach, Burberry, National Geographic, Uber, Ducati, Nike, Land's End, Lacoste, Levi's, Hyundai USA, Dos Equis, Water.org, General Electric, Lincoln Motor Company, Nespresso USA, Acura, Heineken.

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