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    Window light photography: 6 striking ways to light portraits

    | Photography Tips | Portraits | 10/06/2014 00:01am
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    6 ways to shoot portraits using window light: 3-4

    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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    Posted on Tuesday, June 10th, 2014 at 12:01 am under Photography Tips, Portraits.

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