Natural Light Photography Tips With Dan & Sally Watson Feat. The Sony A7RIV!


– Hey what’s up everyone? Miguel Quiles here. I’m in beautiful Oregon. What part of Oregon are we in? – We’re in Bend. – We’re in Bend Oregon (woman
laughing) and you probably already know these guys. But I’m here today with
Dan and Sally Watson. And we’re gonna give you guys five tips for shooting in natural light that hopefully you guys will enjoy. (upbeat music) – So one of the things
I do like to do on a day that’s extremely bright,
especially at this time in the morning, it’s 11:00 a.m.,
it’s really bright outside. The shadows are casting quite
harsh on the model’s face. I always like to find a shady spot. Somewhere under trees and
just where it kind of creates that halo lighting and
maybe some even spotlighting on her eyes to bring them out. (upbeat music) So one of the things I absolutely love about natural, outdoor
light is that you can create halo lighting with putting the
lighting behind your subject. I love, actually my
favorite time of the day, is to shoot at sunset and sunrise just because of that glow,
that natural bokeh you get with that lighting behind the model. It’s just always so beautiful
and it brings out their eyes, if they have lighter eyes as well. So I mean, shooting at these
times is very difficult but as long as you can find a little spot where it just lights
right around the head, you’re gonna get a beautiful shot. (upbeat music) – So another tip I like to do
when shooting natural light is try and find a darker background. When you put your subject
right on that dark background it helps them pop from
it because they’ll be a little bit brighter
than that dark background. It kind of gives that
same effect of a flash without it, where you’re
keeping that subject lighter than the background
area and it really helps add contrast to he scene. (upbeat music) So shooting in direct sunlight can be a very tricky thing. But you can make it work by
being conscious of the fact that when you’re shooting in harsh light, you don’t wanna create those shadows like in the model’s eyes
or underneath the lips or underneath the nose because
it can elongate everything. You would prefer to not shoot in it but if you have to, you
can always make them like lean back and just close their eyes, make sure they’re not staring into the sun ’cause that might be a
little uncomfortable, but you could just have them lean back. Do movements, that kind of thing. And create more of like a very dramatic kind of image through
that kind of shooting. (upbeat music) – Alright everyone, so I
hope that you guys learned something new with these
natural light photography tips. Obviously they are super super talented, and they also have a lot of
great content on their channel. So where can they find your content? – Yeah so they can find me at @mrssallywatson on Instagram. That’s where I mainly post all of my work. And then you can find also him. – Yeah @learningcameras on
Instagram, YouTube channel, everything like that so. – That’s very very cool. And so, hopefully you guys learned a whole bunch of stuff today and make sure if you have any questions, leave them in the comments
section ’cause I scan them. So I’ll try to answer them. And, and I’ll try to answer
them the way that you guys (laughing) would answer and it should be kind of interesting. But yeah, so anyway, thank
you guys for watching and see you in the next video. (upbeat music)

11 Replies to “Natural Light Photography Tips With Dan & Sally Watson Feat. The Sony A7RIV!”

  1. Never thought about the darker background with the subject in the light. I always just looked for shade and placed the model there. Iโ€™m going to try that one this week. (Thanks for listing the t-shirt in the comments!!! ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿพ)

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