Natural Light Portraiture – 2nd March 2013

The Secrets To Shooting Great Natural Light Portraits.

Shooting portraits in the studio using artificial light sources in a controlled environment is great but fantastic results can also be obtained by using natural light and following a few simple rules and techniques. Master photographer Steve Dutton, one of the most published magazine photographers in the UK, will be leading the training day.


Not everyone has access to a studio on a daily basis and all the equipment that is used in one, but everyone has access to natural light. The trouble is that shooting natural light portraits can be extremely challenging unless you know the secrets to using the light to your advantage rather than fighting against it.


We will show you the simple techniques that will make your pictures stand out from the crowd, you will also learn about the common mistakes made when people shoot natural light. Balancing flash light with ambient light will also be covered and you will be given enough information to enable you to begin to master this challenging technique.

Bring along your camera equipment as you will have plenty of time to put what you learn into practice.




The day will be studio based and also partly outside, weather permitting. We will be exploring other available light sources as well as natural light – for instance you will learn how to balance artificial light in with natural light, enabling you to provide fill light from your camera’s flash.

You will also learn how to maximise shooting in RAW in order to overcome the challenges that natural light can throw at you.

The training day will start at 10:30am prompt and we will finish at around 4:30pm.  The location is at Savile Bridge Studios, Dewsbury. It’s basically right opposite Asda car park on Savile Road. Do not park in Asda as there is a two hour limit, parking is best on Mill Street East. The cost for the day is £45, please bring lunch with you as food is not provided (although Asda is only a two minute walk away.)


Please email me to confirm your attendance –

This is the door (below) you need to enter through:Untitled-1

3 thoughts on “Natural Light Portraiture – 2nd March 2013

  1. Can’t make the date too short a notice, however, I would be interested in any other tutorials you may be running.

    So please let me know!

    Regards Ian Allen

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