Natural light portraits and how to shoot them

Natural light portraits. When it comes to portrait photography or headshot photography, I love to use strobe lights or constant light, however natural light can be really beautiful when it is used correctly.

When I first started in photography, I actually started doing headshots. I became really good at them and to this day thats how I make a good chunk of my money.

Of course when doing headshots I use 500 watt strove lights, however you can take some incredible photos using nothing but the sun. You can also see an example of these type of photos in my Fine Art Nude site.

As you can see, these portrait is being 100% by the sun, however it is best if you wait until the golden hour. The golden hour happens once the sun starts to go down. Thats when you get that beautiful golden light and the beautiful skin tones come to life. This is the best time to shoot natural light portraits.

Remember that if you want to get blur in the back you have to shoot at f 7.1 or below. If you want to get really nice blur or Bokeh, open up your lens to f 2.8 or the smallest number your lens will go to. This is the best way to get those beautiful natural light portraits.

I edited this photo with my Lightroom Presets. Download them and give them a shot.

Natural light portraits

Natural light portraits

About the model:

Mercedes, you can find her on her instagram.

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Miami Headshot Photographer

Miami Headshot Photographer. I love headshot photography and I happen to do a lot of it here in Miami, LA, and New York. Headshot photography is an art, it is not just pointing and taking a shot. You have to make your subject feel comfortable and give them good direction.

Having done this for the past 13 years, I have found a style and way to make my subjects look amazing in front of the camera. Most of my clients come back year after year to keep their headshots updated and always walk away with a smile.

I have shot so many people from CEOs of large companies to the average person that simply wants to update their linked in profile pic. I find that deep inside we are all the same, and once you find that level of connection with someone, you can immediately create beautiful images.

Meet Martha, I shot her over the weekend and the photos came out really good.  We were both really happy with the results and we even got some bonus fun shots that I sent to her to share with her friends and family. Headshot photography is about having fun and creating professional lasting impactful images while doing it in a timely manner. If you want to see my portfolio you can do so here.

How it usually works: I will come over to your home or office, set up my studio, and take your photos. I have found this to be the best way to get your photos done without sacrificing your time and minimize your efforts. All the work is on me, all you have to do is stand there and look pretty :)

Miami Headshot Photographer

Miami Headshot Photographer

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Portraits with Jorge

I love hanging out with awesome people, meet Jorge, he is as awesome as it gets. We had an awesome portrait session. Jorge tried to tell me he has never done this before, however, I think he has done this once or twice before.

He is an awesome photographer and an amazing model. We started off taking some headshots and we quickly moved to the stool. I think the stool worked out great.

It’s always great working with such amazing talent.

I shot these photos with my Nikon D800 and my Nikon 24-70mm.