As a professional portrait photographer, photo shoot does not matter in the morning and evening and the season. After you press the SLR shutter, you will find that the shots are affected by both natural light and ambient light, mainly affecting color and tone. Therefore, it is important to know how to use natural light not only to know the characters' photography skills.
Of natural light compared to artificial light (flash), of course, natural light is more uniform, but in the absence of natural light, artificial light (flash) has become the fundamental solution to the problem. According to a photographic equipment website survey found that viewers prefer to use natural light photos, perhaps this is long-term living in the natural light of people's instinct reaction. In addition, compared with flash light, natural light in the application also more intuitive, not subject to site constraints, shooting lower cost.
If you really want to take advantage of natural light shooting people, then you need to truly understand the natural light, the important thing is to learn how to adapt to changes in the environment of natural light. Some friends are more wondering why the backlight shooting models, the background will become bright it? In fact, this is caused by the principle of natural light. In a natural light environment, a single light source is rare, most of the time, the environment of objects on the light reflection will have varying degrees of light and shadow impact.
When shooting people photography, if you want to divide the different intensity of light, then it can be divided into light, weak light and glimmer. Among them, in the bright light environment, most are outdoors with direct sunlight, because the light is very big, and the light source is also very strong impact, but do not forget the exposure is the need for more accurate adjustment. Generally in the post-processing, will require a higher degree of tolerance degree of photographic equipment, otherwise prone to "dead white, dead black" situation.
If you are shooting on rainy days or indoors, then the ambient light is weak. At this time the light is relatively small, relatively easy to control exposure, it is suitable for new practice, develop awareness of the direction of the light source.
If at this time you are shooting portraits at night, then this natural light is glimmer, compare the high performance SLR camera performance and lens aperture size. If in the urban environment, the light source is more, you need to sort out the primary and secondary shooting.
Article summary: People photography, not the higher the light intensity, the higher the light quality, a good resolution is the light intensity and light quality and there is no direct contact. As the noon sun shines on the face ugly shadows, but also make the level of ambient light weakened. The real light quality is actually determined by the distribution of light and shade in the picture. The reasonable proportion of light and shade and its distribution can make the picture more textured. And do not necessarily need light to achieve this effect.