Chapter 6. Oh No! I Forgot the Flash

Using Natural Light

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We saw earlier in the book how to put a very flattering light on our subjects. We learned about the different lighting patterns on the face. We also talked about how to use both on-camera and off-camera flash to create them. But, in all those instances, we were using an additional piece of equipment—our flash. What happens if we don’t have a flash to use in our lighting setup?

In this chapter, I want to talk about how to use nature’s own light to create the same beautiful lighting patterns and obtain the same flattering lighting effects on our clients.

Natural light can ...

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