Tag Archive for natural light

Subtractive Lighting In Urban Areas

My previous post on using subtractive light to take great natural light portraits got a very nice response, so I thought I’d follow up with another tip. If you’re shooting in a heavily built-up urban area, with lots of high-rise…

Steal The Shot: GQ & Esquire Covers

If you happened to peruse the magazine rack at your local bookstore this month, you may have done a double-take … GQ’s cover photo featuring Robert Downey, Jr., and Esquire’s photo of Robert Redford are virtually identical. Although these photos…

How To Take Natural Light Portraits

Rembrandt didn’t have a softbox. Neither did Vermeer or Caravaggio. Yet the portraits created by these artists have been held up as examples of beautiful lighting for centuries. Borrow a page from the Old Masters: leave the lamps at home,…