Portrait Photography: Working with Natural Light

Benjamin Heath, Photographer

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7 Videos (40m)
    • Introduction

      1:32
    • Equipment

      3:17
    • Setup & Planning

      3:01
    • Light Editing

      15:11
    • Shooting in Studio

      9:17
    • Shooting in Natural Light

      6:53
    • Final Thoughts

      1:10

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!

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easy to follow!
Ben is an incredible portrait photographer. What I found most instructive in this class what listening to Ben talk to his subjects (I hate that word) and getting them to open up and look natural.

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Benjamin Heath

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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.

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