Window light photography: 6 striking ways to light portraits

Window light photography: 6 striking ways to light portraits

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6 ways to shoot portraits using window light: delicate profile

03 Delicate profile
You don’t have to shoot your subjects face-on. For this over-the-shoulder profile, we asked Jess to turn her back to the camera and look to the side, and we found an angle where the light from the window was just glancing off the side of her face and her shoulder.

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6 ways to shoot portraits using window light: softly does it

04 Softly does it
If you have direct sunlight coming through the window you’ll get harsh shadows, but a sunless window acts like a giant studio softbox. You can place your subject right by the window to get soft but directional light that’s perfect 
for portraits.

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