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Self Directed Tutorial
Natural Window Light Photography - Materials Only
This tutorial includes the course materials only for our Natural Window Light Photography course. This tutorial is for self-directed learning with no instructor, assignment or critique. For the instructor taught version of this course click here.

Learn how to take photos of people, pets and still life with a simple window light setup. Some of the prettiest light is window light. It is a very simple shot once you understand how to set it up. These photos are great to work on and relieve cabin fever while we wait for spring to come.


  • Which windows work best
  • Basic lighting patterns
  • How to meter and expose for window light
  • How to use a reflector to fill in shadows
  • Tips for posing people
  • Creative use of shadow
  • Adding a soft focus effect to your images
  • Styling tips for still life
  • When and how to use a diffuser
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