This is the look I got when I said I wanted to use the outside covered space I have in my home for a natural light studio. This, however, is the shot I got on that outside covered space. Pretty good; not bad. Sure, I will add some nice white reflectors to bounce the light around a bit more. I also have some other methods to get what I want. However, I have pretty nice light out there – not too harsh, naturally filtered through three sunlights, why not use it?!
Light is kind of tricky. I have been watching it make its way around my house for weeks. The best light comes from the north and shows itself to me around 11:30AM- 1:30PM EST. Although my home is not blessed with north facing windows in the rooms that I want them in (my son’s room happens to be one of the BEST lighted rooms in the house), I can use certain spaces consistently and achieve the look I am after… which is a good thing.
So… until I get my dream studio in a loft somewhere, with the most amazing wall of windows, I will continue adjusting my ISO, using my white boards and bouncing light off my reflectors. I am just happy that I get to do what I love, and chasing the sun is just part of the fun.