Window light is a natural light source that can create beautiful light for portraits in video and stills. It's a quick light source that is controlled by the size of the window and the proximity of the subject to the window or light source. Large windows give softer light with brighter backgrounds and smaller windows give harder light with darker backgrounds. Its the same principle as soft boxes. Large boxes create soft light and small boxes create more directional light.
Using Window Light Portrait for Stills and Video
In this tutorial we're focusing on how to use the reflector as a fill light. As a fill light the reflector is going to bounce and fill a soft amount of light into the shadow areas of the face.
Here are a few tips to help. Study photographs! There is no replacement for studying other photographer's work. Try to break down how photographs were lit, position of lights & shadow Change the pose or angle for a portrait to get a better result Watch the lighting on TV shows or movies.
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