A roundup of tutorials about working with only natural or available light.
First up: a couple of tutorials from documentarian and cinematographer Mark Bone. He first demonstrates how he uses the sun to backlight his subjects (or “lighting upstage”):
… and then how he uses natural 45 degree lighting in a interview situations:
CamMacky makes the case against using modifiers (as in the examples later in this post) and demonstrates how harsh, direct light is used in fashion photography:
Modifiers: An Introduction
Using Basic Modifiers
Using Advanced Modifiers
Still not sure what’s meant by terms like “sidelight” or “backlight”? Check out our look at Media Division’s handy breakdown of Cinematic Lighting: