hey everyone just took a baby here for today I'm going to be doing a sunlit tutorial I'm going to show you guys how to do portraits when the Sun is setting Natalie hi I'm gonna have a truce on knowledge uh okay the first thing that you know I do is I took it away just make sure that no models have that because it takes like two hours to just retouch one and you don't want to be doing that two in the morning be blocking the Sun so you're essentially so it you're gonna be position yourself where the Sun is either blocking or kind of overhead so I'll show you both ways of doing that I'm using my fifty millimeter one point two lens and then my 5d mark ii camera for anyone wondering because shots right and unfortunately this is not the first area that we picked we're in Michigan so we suffer immensely with any nice backdrop so if you're in Australia or a child when you probably have a really nice mountain with a castle but right now all we have is grass and some dead trees so so this is an example of the sunlit images Natalie if you crouch it down a little crouched down as you can see it yup and show your hair like flutter your hair out as you can see the Sun is directly behind her if I move the camera line around you can see how the Sun is interacting with the model so now I'll just move around a little Natalie so as you can see that is kind of that sunlit image and if I go a little lower where her head is covering the Sun as you can see she gets darker if I hire my camera the Sun is leaking through and it's creating that nice sunny look directly behind the model over here so the Sun is over here and it's coming down so it turned around Natalie keep moving so if I move the camera and turn around again but if I turn stay like that if I turn this way face this way it's a very harsh shadow and harsh light in her face and if I move to the side it's a little bit more light and directly behind as again very light as you can see it's blocking and with the Sun that's how it looks without the Sun with the Sun directly behind her and next to her this is how it would look and looking down now so that's how the light would interact with the model I get it straight behind her and actually the more depressed the model looks the better the picture comes up I don't know why I don't ask an even more deeper yeah so no smiling just a big totally serious I like the board luck is really N or the looking down thanks so if you want to be like icing breaking down [Applause] tumblr me hipster yeah be tumblr feeling the shock you just passed like a car you just your cat just died I know like cows Hey people asked me how I pose my models there's a couple of ways to do this not natalie said that she's an amateur she's actually really good right now she's just moving around a lot one thing I'd recommend is go online go on Pinterest look up a bunch of poses save them to your phone and then you can reenact them with a model if you're first starting out don't have a lot of ideas so what I'd recommend is you tell the model to just move around a lot and you just catch her movements so as natalie is doing is kind of moving around something like that yes you like that let's have you looking out there so there is a way to shoot backflip but then if you do want to shoot direct sunlight all you have to do is make sure the model is facing the Sun so Natalie here is facing the Sun has you can see if I put my finger so you can see there's a shadow so you can see kind of where the Sun is it's directly on her face you are gonna get harsher shadows but it's gonna give a nicer look I think if that's the look that you're going for you'll have to use a higher aperture though to catch this [Applause] I got to completely there completely different looks again direct sauna is more harsh backlit photos are softer so this is direct sunlight where the Sun is directly in Natalie's face if Nelly holds up her hand in front of her face you can see their shadows and that kind of gives you an idea of where the sun's position is if I turn around to where the Sun is facing you can see that the light is changing and then Nathalie turn around that gives you a different look so we're gonna do it one more time just have to illustrate and show you guys the difference of again this is backlit and then me nearly are both gonna turn and this is direct sunlight so it really just depends on what kind of style you want but this is a little bit more harsh right now the sun's not that bad but if it's a little more above and a little brighter then you're gonna see a lot of that harsh direct sunlight so we did backlit direct sunlight and now we're gonna do shade shade as a popular one it's the easiest to do I think but it is hard if the Sun is out and you're in like a desert and there's really no tree or shade to be looking out somewhere what I'd usually do is just turn to look out towards the cars or something if it was specifically something to look at otherwise they'll be like looking up and that it'll just look really creepy Oh [Applause] looking down how about your face is pointing more towards me and looking down so this is an example of how photos will look in the shade compared to backlit and direct sunlight so as you can see all around it's a nice light around her there's no harsh shadows or anything like that it's very soft light because we are in the shade if nearly like looks down moves around light is not going to change which is actually I prefer to shoot in the shade Paul shaded area [Applause] so this is the end of the tutorial it's kind of a shorter just a mini tutorial just kind of going over a little bit of posing and then working with the Sun towards the sunset so getting those sunlit pictures hopefully it was helpful I mean how was posing not bad for you guys not as bad but it's harder than it looks yeah it's not even matter and I get awkward there's people here to leave any comments or questions that you might have and we'll see you guys bye

Outdoor Photography For Beginners: Backlit, Shade & Direct Sun

24 thoughts on “Outdoor Photography For Beginners: Backlit, Shade & Direct Sun

  • June 4, 2019 at 7:29 pm
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    Natalie calling herself a hack, precious.

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  • June 4, 2019 at 7:29 pm
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    If I don't have a 1.4f lens, can I use my f3.5 lens for natural light shoot? Could you do a video for my question?

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  • June 4, 2019 at 7:29 pm
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    Nice tutorial. Can you tell me what settings your camera is in when you take the shot?

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  • June 4, 2019 at 7:29 pm
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    I would probably go for fstop of 1.2, 100 for iso and range between 1000-2000 SS.

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  • June 4, 2019 at 7:29 pm
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    I love this very helpful!

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  • June 4, 2019 at 7:29 pm
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    “Be depressed….like your cat just died” LMFAO

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  • June 4, 2019 at 7:29 pm
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    very helpfull thanks

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  • June 4, 2019 at 7:29 pm
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    "Working with what I got" then points at model lololol

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  • June 4, 2019 at 7:29 pm
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    3:53 "I don't like cats" – Natalie
    I knew I didn't like her for some reason 😂

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  • June 4, 2019 at 7:29 pm
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    Do you use spot, partial ect.?

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  • June 4, 2019 at 7:29 pm
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    Your video always get like from me before I Wash it, amazing job I always learn something new 👨🏾‍💻

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  • June 4, 2019 at 7:29 pm
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    Why would you shoot portrait with a 1.2? That's pure torture, hahaha.

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  • June 4, 2019 at 7:29 pm
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    This was the best tutorial!!

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  • June 4, 2019 at 7:29 pm
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    Loved this video! Seriously so helpful if you want to know about lighting. I make mess around making videos and a friend asked me to take their family holiday photos outside 😖😅. I feel so much pressure lol

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  • June 4, 2019 at 7:29 pm
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    0:39 do I hear a fart?

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  • June 4, 2019 at 7:29 pm
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    Hi would like to see videos on using the less expensive Canon cameras. Like T3i please

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  • June 4, 2019 at 7:29 pm
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    Thanks this was very helpful ☺️

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  • June 4, 2019 at 7:29 pm
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    THANK YOU!! I really needed this…. making sunlight work for me instead of stressing out about it. Thank you!

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  • June 4, 2019 at 7:29 pm
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    dont knock Mi, I live in Il and have property in Wi, you have lake Mi the woods lots of rock clips so many great shots in MI…….

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  • June 4, 2019 at 7:29 pm
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    Wow really nice mam. How to shoot in group photography in sunny like in a garden sitting on a fountain. How to set it settings?

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