I shared this screenshot on social media yesterday while I was retouching an image from a recent shoot with Vivecka.
It's part of a series of images from Vivecka's boudoir session. The uncropped image below is a great example of how window light can be a beautiful light source and can add visual interest to an image.
We were just starting with a boudoir session but I decided to take a few minutes to photograph her on a bench area next to a large bedroom window. Even though it was a large window, it wasn't providing enough room light to use for the rest of our session, but was a great light source when we moved closer to the window.
We did a few quick things to get this image.
1. When Vivecka sat down, she pushed back toward the wall and leaned back against it. It was a nice, natural pose, but she was too far away from the window and she had fallen into the shadow area in the corner.
2. I had Vivecka scoot forward a little bit at a time until the light on her face was much brighter.
3. Vivecka's hair was pulled forward and covered her shoulders. The lingerie she was wearing was also covered up by her hair and it created a beautiful natural light glamour portrait.
This is a great example of how natural light can be a great alternative to studio lighting.
I will share some more of Vivecka's beautiful images later, but couldn't resist sharing this one. Make sure you don't miss any blog posts by subscribing to the blog. By subscribing you'll be notified as soon as a new blog is available. Also, if you'd like to schedule your own session, contact me.