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Natural Light Photography: Highlights of our Favorite YouTube Videos

By Hanssie on March 30th 2014

We love natural light, as evidenced by our entire DVD workshop on the subject (Check out our Natural Light Couples Workshop DVD). And we know many of you do as well. So this week, in our Youtube recap, we wanted to highlight some of our favorite Youtube videos that have to do with natural light.

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In the previous weeks, we’ve mentioned our most popular YouTube video of all time and that is  Creating Professional Photography w/ $30 Reflectors – Photography Lighting Tutorial. If you haven’t seen, it take a few minutes and head over to YouTube. We wanted to show you some other popular ones from our YouTube archive though, so here we go!

1.  THE POWER OF REFLECTORS | TUESDAYS WITH LAURI

In this video, Lauri talks about light, and how a reflector truly is a powerful weapon in a photographer’s arsenal.

2.  THREE TIPS FOR BETTER NATURAL LIGHT PORTRAITS USING THE SUN

In this video, Matthew Saville covers basic tips on how to get consistent, flattering yet vibrant and dramatic portraits in almost any environment using a touch of sun for backlighting.

3. HOW TO USE A REFLECTOR AS A MAIN LIGHT 

In this video, we  show you how to use a reflector as your main light while we use the sun as our hair light for a simple, natural and effective two light setup.

4. GET PERFECT FILL LIGHT (Using a Reflector as a Fill Light)

In the previous video, we covered how a reflector can be used as a main light, but there are other uses for the reflector as well. In this tutorial we’re focusing on how to use the reflector as a fill light.

5. UTILIZING SHADE ON AN ENGAGEMENT SHOOT

In this tutorial, we give you a little quick tip on how you can use your hand to identify the direction of light.

About

Hanssie is a Southern California-based writer and sometimes portrait and wedding photographer. In her free time, she homeschools, works out, rescues dogs and works in marketing for SLR Lounge. She also blogs about her adventures and about fitness when she’s not sick of writing so much. Check out her work and her blog at www.hanssie.com. Follow her on Instagram

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  1. Brandon Dewey

    Great tips in all of the video

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