Portrait Photography: Working with Natural Light Premium class

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!

136 of 144 students recommendSee All

Thanks so much! Very helpful to see your process.
Benjamin explain about important subjects (such as directioning model, post production, control over the light and directions/tips before the shoot) in a easy way for those who has some experience in the field. I'm hoping to get a "version 2.0" of this course with more "behind the scenes".
Alan Moreira


Very Clear and simple to comprehend.





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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