Fashion photography lighting without using any lighting equipment

Fashion photography without using any lighting equipment
Sometimes a window and a wall will do the job

This narrow room is not just an interesting rough looking location. It also provides good lighting possibilities, because of the short distance between the window and the wall on the other side of the room. Cecilie Harris took this photo without using any lighting equipment at all. Impressive.

So if you don’t own a lot of lighting equipment. Just smash down your toilet and you have a fully functional DIY photo studio.

Natural light fashion photography

Fashion photography using only natural light
Lighting diagram for fashion photography in natural light

Believe it or not but this stunning fashion photo by Cecilie Harris is shot using 100 percent natural light. Cecilie and the model were under a bridge to avoid direct sunlight and used the reflected light from the right.

Fashion lighting with reflector and speedlight

On the right location, a reflector and a speedlight is all you need to shoot amazing fashion photos.
The key light is natural and a speedlight is backlighting the wall.

Photographer Cecilie Harris shows us how to shoot amazing fashion with only a speedlight and a reflector. The unusual location provides light through a hole in the roof.

Fashion lighting setup with two models

A window, a reflector, two models and ...voila!
Even when shooting two models, Cecilie knows how to do it with a minimum of lighting equipment.

Here is a stylish black and white fashion photo by photographer Cecilie Harris. The lighting setup is very simple using only a window and a reflector, yet the result is amazing. Very inspiring!

Wedding photography on location using only natural light

The look of love. Great lighting for wedding photography.
Lighting diagram showing the surroundings at the scene

A good photographer must understand the light. Even when you shoot in natural light with no lighting equipment what so ever, you still should not just point and shoot. A trained eye will quickly identify the lighting possibilities provided by the surrounding environment. In this photo by Erika Gerdemark the darker forest behind the photographer will block some light, while the ocean in the background will reflect some light. Erika is also playing with the light by using the models them self. By letting some light slip over the grooms shoulder and light up the eye of the bride, Erika adds that extra magic and makes this scene exceptionally beautiful.

Wedding photography in natural light

Bride in natural light
Lighting diagram of natural light wedding photo

Wedding photographer Erika Gerdemark is very skilled when it comes to natural light photography. She is here using two walls to shape the light. The first wall is particially used as a black flag to control the direct light, and the other wall is used to bounce light on the model.