I’m a natural light photographer.
This means that I love to use natural light (or the lack of it) both indoors and outdoors, to create beautiful images. So instead of taking your portrait or branding images in a studio under artificial lights, I use available light whenever possible to create some beautiful affects.
Why do I choose to work this way? Read on to find out more about why I love using natural light for all my portrait work.
It Adds a Challenge
Setting times and locations for natural light photography becomes an extra challenge. It is crucial for me to understand how I want the final images to look and feel, as this will then determine the best time of day to shoot and what sort of weather conditions we need to be mindful of.
For example, an overcast day with lots of clouds, makes it easier to shoot in the midday hours as clouds reduce glare and work as the perfect diffuser of light to minimise the harsh midday shadows.
Similarly, golden hour (referred to as the hour after sunrise or the hour before sunset) can be the perfect time for beautiful portraits as the sun is much lower in the horizon at these times, which allows for a much softer light for a flattering appearance.
It Resembles Real Life
Natural light is real. For my Personal and Business Branding clients, I want to create real images of you and your business to help you reach your customers in a sincere, trustworthy way.
Same thing goes for my portrait clients, as I know you want to see your loved ones in their natural beauty, and what better way to do this than using glorious natural sunlight.
It is Flattering
Natural light is not only flattering on skin tones, but gives a truthful and approachable appearance to custom imagery. Add to this, professionally applied makeup by an experienced makeup artist, you get perfect natural highlights in all the right places on your face.
It is Ever Changing
Natural light from the sun is ever changing, and the uniqueness of the light is hard to replicate from one shoot to another. This means that your photography will never look like just another studio shoot. Your photos will always stand apart.
It Enhances Creativity
The added advantage of using natural light, is being able to produce creative portraits through the use of shadows and the lack of light. The use of shadows creates an element of mystery & contrast to portraits and in return, unique imagery that is hard to replicate.
If you would like to work with me, I would love to chat.
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