Natural light portraits

Natural light portrait example

A couple of natural light portraits from a recent photography session in the desert south of Tucson. In addition to the natural light, I just wanted to go with a natural look for the photos from this session – simple, without appearing too posed.

Natural light portrait photography example

Despite a partially cloudy sky, the Southern Arizona sun was, as usual, pretty harsh, so I opted for backlighting and tried to wait for the cloud cover to cut down a bit on the background contrast. Using a long focal length and a shallow depth of field, the desert plants provided some interest to the background, while the tall grasses in the foreground gave some nice framing to the photograph of the sisters.

Author: Galen

Combining a lifelong passion for photography with an ever growing fascination with the properties of light, Galen specializes in portrait, fashion, and fine art photography with the goal of producing dynamic, quality images through focused effort and attention to detail.

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