Hello and welcome to the KLP blog! My name is Kelsie and I'm a wedding & portrait photographer based in Columbus, Ohio. Grab a cup of coffee (or in my case - a chai latte), a glass of wine or a bottle of coke and enjoy viewing my latest work, browsing resources for brides and photographers, and getting a little peek into my life.
One of the most challenging aspects of photography to master is different lighting situations. As a natural light photographer, you need to be able to choose different locations based on the best lighting scenarios. There are quite a few different types of lighting situations to consider when choosing the best light to pose you clients in.
While shooting in ope shade is ideal for my style of photography, that doesn’t mean that there will be open shade everywhere I go! If there isn’t any open shade, remember to face your subjects so that the sun is hitting their backs and have them lean forward slightly so there’s not spotty light on their front/faces. I challenge you to scout your locations a little bit more focused on the best lighting situations rather than the prettiest backgrounds. While a really pretty background and a perfecting lighting scenario is ideal, it doesn’t always happen. I will choose better light over a slightly better location every time, because I know that images will be more consistent with my style and of course, still beautiful regardless of the background.