By: Jennifer Little.
1. Scope out great lighting
a walk around your house with a fresh set of eyes. Turn off incandescent
lights, and see what natural light you have. Go room to room looking for bright
light soaking your rooms. Seek out rooms with light or white walls for maximum
2. Let in the light
all your windows, blinds, shutters and window treatments to make sure the
maximum amount of light floods your room. Consider opening doors too because it
only adds extra light.
3.Dark walls vs. light walls
typically like to photograph people in rooms with bright, light walls because
it casts beautiful light onto their faces. However, sometimes I like to
photograph blondes against darks walls because the contrast is so stunning.
4. Cloudy days
cloudy, overcast days, take advantage of the even light source from above and
shoot outside. When it’s overcast, you won’t be restricted by the harsh sun
casting shadows on your subjects.
5. Sunny days
you want to photograph your family or kids on bright sunny days, capture them inside and your light will be soft and even but
nice and bright.
6. Close to the window
your subject close to the window if you want a soft glow on her face but a dark
contrast behind. This is also a good way to hide clutter and messy rooms
because the mess will fall into the shadows.
7. Away from the window
When you place your subject away from the window, you will see that the
shadows become much less harsh and your room is filled with light. Make sure
your clutter is tucked away.