Unlock the keys to masterfully lit photos as Santa Fe Photographic Workshops instructor Alan Thornton guides you through the one element every great photograph has in common: light. Delve into the characteristics of natural and artificial light and find out how to create a compelling image no matter the light source. Explore direct, diffused and bounced light, and discover which is best for flattering portraits or high-contrast, dramatic images. Learn how to shoot with back, front and side lighting, and dive into essential exposure and metering guidelines. Follow along with Alan in an inspiring lesson on finding good light anywhere and discover the affordable gear that will help you create and modify beautiful light.
Craft beautiful, flattering natural-light portraits with guidance from professional photographer and renowned instructor Alan Thornton. Learn how to assess light in terms of quality and quantity, whether you’re in a studio, a client’s home or even a business. Then, make sure your subject is always featured in their best light as you explore split and Rembrandt lighting techniques, and add character to your portraits with a few fun tricks! Next, Alan shows you how to change your background and depth of field to work with your subjects instead of against them. Plus, confidently shoot in overcast or sunny conditions so that your subject comes alive in their finished photos, no matter the light.