Introduce yourself by posting one of your favorite Natural Light photos!

Hey everybody, my name is Rex, I currently live in Saint George, Utah. Most of my photography is one landscape or another, but on occasion I'll dabble in portraiture. I really don't have the gear, or much interest, to shoot any highly stylized portraits with any unique lighting. So I stick to natural light for pretty much all of my portraits!...

Jazzmyne

Last April's shoot with Jazzmyne in Miami's Art Deco District. Warm, colorful, fun...looking forward to more of the same in a couple of months.

Model: Glenn Cortebeeck

Model: Glenn Cortebeeck
Photographer: Bram van Dal

Camera settings:
Shutterspeed: 1/750
Aperture: F / 2.5
Iso: 320
Camera: Canon 5DmkII
Lens: 85mm

With this photo the light enters the building via the right-hand side through a large window, the points of light in his eyes come through the...

Fall Vibes

I do not shoot portraits very often, I always felt like it was not my thing. All that changed somehow when someone lent me their 85mm. It was way more comfortable having a distance of a few meters between the subject and me, and I generally loved the compression I got from that distance.
In post, I did frequency separation and dodge&...

Model: Chaveyo Zoest

Model: Chaveyo Zoest
Photographer: Bram van Dal

Camera settings:
Shutterspeed: 1/500
Aperture: F / 2.5
Iso: 500
Camera: Canon 5DmkII
Lens: 85mm

Playing with the curiosity of the viewer is the basis of my photos. This photo has for me everything that has to be in a picture, playing with the...

Model: Chaveyo Zoest

Model: Chaveyo Zoest
Photographer: Bram van Dal

Camera settings:
Shutterspeed: 1/350
Aperture: F / 2.5
Iso: 500
Camera: Canon 5DmkII
Lens: 85mm

Here you have a game where the model itself can influence how much light or how much shadow will appear in his face. He is standing on the dark side of...

Critique the Community Portraits

Portraits
Submit Your Best Portrait for a Chance to Win One of Two Free Fstoppers Tutorials.

Our next Critique the Community launches our brand new platform for the series. Submit your best portrait for a chance to have it reviewed by the Lee Morris and Patrick Hall in addition to winning one of two free Fstoppers original tutorials. 

This contest has ended.

Model: Aukje Dutch Brandy

Model: Aukje Dutch Brandy
Photographer: Bram van Dal

Camera settings:
Shutterspeed: 1/750
Aperture: F / 1.4
Iso: 100
Camera: Canon 5DmkII
Lens: 85mm

The difference between working in a studio or on location is how you can use the space. In a studio, as a photographer, you often stand in front of...

Model: Lisa Rejen

Model: Lisa Rejen
Photographer: Bram van Dal

Camera settings:
Shutterspeed: 1/500
Aperture: F / 2.5
Iso: 100
Camera: Canon 5dmkII
Lens: 85mm

Location: Strijp-S in Eindhoven.

With this photo I have the model on the elevation where you already get a different perspective in the photo....

Model: Robin Hendriks

Model: Robin Hendriks
Photographer: Bram van Dal

Camera settings:
Shutterspeed: 1/750
Aperture: F / 2.5
Iso: 160
Camera: Canon 5DmkII
Lens ;: 85mm

Location: Muziekcentrum Popei, at Strijp-S in Eindhoven

A chair or a bench can be a nice tool to play and vary in terms of poses. In addition...

Model: Yoël Janssen

Model: Yoël Janssen
Photographer: Bram van Dal

Camera settings:
Shutterspeed: 1/2000
Aperture: F / 1.8
Iso: 320
Camera: Canon 5DmkII
Lens: 85mm

Location: Strijp-S Eindhoven.

With this picture I have left the model on a metal staircase, on the outside of a building. Because she is sitting...

Model: Ashley van Bree

Model: Ashley van Bree
Photographer: Bram van Dal

Camera settings:
Shutterspeed: 1/125
Aperture: F / 2.0
Iso: 640
Lens: 85mm

Location: Café Under the management, Strijp-S in Eindhoven.

With this photo, the Café is entered on the right-hand side via two large windows. The window in front has the...

Natural river reflections.

During a walk by a river bank with some friends, we found this relaxing place to stop for a while. Without even knowing she was being photographed, Luisa made the completed the sight real well.

Natural Light Portrait

Natural Light Portrait
Canon 5D Mark IV, 85mm F/1.2, F/1.2, 1/4000s, iso 100.
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Model: Lisa Rejen

Model: Lisa Rejen
Photographer: Bram van Dal

Camera settings:
Shutterspeed: 1/2000
Aperture: F / 1.4
Iso: 100
Camera: Canon 5DmkII
Lens: 85mm

Location: Strijp-S in Eindhoven.

Using existing objects such as a staircase in this photo can help a model to do something with her hands.
To...