Natural Light Portrait Photography Workshop


Natural Light Portrait Photography Workshop


Saturday, January 27th, 2:00-4:00pm

Taught by Heather Romney

This photography workshop is an introduction to manipulating natural light – using reflectors or diffusers, controlling shutter speed or aperture to capture action or create depth of field based on available light, and more. Whether you are looking to improve your portraits in an improvised or professional studio scenario, or working outside, a control over natural light will dramatically improve your photographs.

Students will learn how to:

  • Find the right light for great exposures
  • Pose subjects in attractive ways
  • Work with your subject for great smiles and candid moments
  • Find pleasing and complementary backgrounds
  • Avoid harsh shadows


  • Digital SLR users will get the most out of this workshop, but film shooters are welcome to register: learning to modify natural light is a skill that adds to any photographer's skill set
  • Students must have/bring their own camera
  • Weather permitting, the group may venture outside for demonstration and to practice techniques so please plan accordingly with appropriate attire

Materials needed: Notebook and pencil for taking notes. Optional: A DSLR camera will give you full power and creative control to get the most out of your learning experience on this workshop. However, if you have a point-and-shoot camera there is still a lot to learn on this workshop such as composition, lighting and more! For best results, we recommend a range that covers 24mm-200mm. If your standard lens fits somewhere in that range you are fine. Ideal lenses would be 24-70mm, 50mm, 85mm, or 70-200mm.

Cost: $30.00

Max Class Size: 15

Suggested Age: 16+

Heather Romney holds a B.F.A. in Photography from the University of Utah. For the past six years, she has been creating portrait photography using artistic and emotional narratives. Her most recent photo work can be found on Instagram under @heatherromney.

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