The Naked Camera

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01. Introduction & Bluebell Woods

In by Jon Bairds14 Comments

This natural light photography course will help you master a number of different techniques when using just natural light and your camera. This section covers photographing single subjects, couples, families, children and group shots and will help you understand how to find the right location, know when the ideal time for photography is and identify the best light for photographing. …

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02. Location scouting

In by Jon Bairds1 Comment

This natural light photography course will help you master a number of different techniques when using just natural light and your camera. This section covers photographing a variety of subjects and will help you understand how to find the right location, know when the ideal time for photography is and identify the best light for photographing. This natural light photography …

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03. The Gate – no planning just shooting

In by Jon Bairds12 Comments

This natural light photography course will help you master a number of different techniques when using just natural light and your camera. In this photography class Karl and the team stumble upon a great shooting location when out and about shooting. Using just a simple reflector and natural light Karl is able to get some stunning results. He explains how …

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04. The Train Carriage

In by Jon Bairds12 Comments

This natural light photography course will help you master a number of different techniques when using just natural light and your camera. From watching the previous chapters of this section you’ll have learnt that there are certain times of day that are best for photography. Midday is not an ideal time to photography as the light is often harsh and …

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05. Autumnal Orchard

In by Jon Bairds2 Comments

This natural light photography course covers a number of different techniques for when you’re photographing using only natural light. One of the key concepts, which was also covered in earlier classes, is the importance of planning. How do you get one step ahead before you start shooting? There’s always a best time to shoot. Best light. Best weather. Best time …

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06. Opportunity photography

In by Jon Bairds6 Comments

In this natural light portraiture class Karl starts by explaining how to get a creative full length portrait that includes interesting architecture, making the most of available light. Here he highlights the importance of knowing and anticipating natural light and thinking about your background. In a second and third shoot he shows how important it is to train your creative …

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07. Indoor photography Part 1

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Photographing with natural light doesn’t mean you’re limited to working outside. In this photography class Karl demonstrates how to photograph indoors. One of the key things to consider when working inside is your location. Big windows are our friend whilst too much light can actually be an issue. It’s important to study the location, understand the potential benefits or problems that the …

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08. The Dark Forest

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In this natural light photography class Karl photographs in a forest location, which allows him to work at midday, despite the harsh, hard sunlight typical of that time. In this class Karl stresses the importance of pre-visualization and knowing your equipment. Heading out for this next portrait, he then shows you a simple accessory that you can use to emulate …

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09. Photographing kids

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Photographing kids is always going to be a challenge, and you might find yourself asking how do you keep kids focused while you photograph? What are the best locations to photograph children? How do you make a shoot work when you only have a small space? The list goes on… In this photography class Karl answers all of these questions …

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10. Historical buildings

In by Jon Bairds9 Comments

In this photography class Karl photographs in a lovely old historical building where he finds the perfect location to shoot indoors, using only natural light and simple accessories. He explains his thought process when in an unfamiliar shooting situation, how he approaches trying to find the right areas to shoot in and how to overcome common challenges when photographing in …

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11. Indoor photography Part 2

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In this portrait photography class Karl finds a way to work even in bad weather. He heads indoors, where he shows you a number of essential requirements for taking fantastic portraiture shots. Shooting inside can often mean working in small spaces with limited light, which is why it’s important to remember three simple things. In this photography class Karl explains each of …

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12. On the coast

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Using the warm, evening sunlight and spectacular coastal scenery, this portrait shoot couldn’t be easier. In this portrait photography class Karl teaches you how to use the soft, warm glow of the setting sun and how, either with or without a reflector, you can achieve stunning natural light portraits. This class also demonstrates how it’s possible to achieve beautiful results …

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13. Emerald Forest

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Working with natural light means we are often at the mercy of the weather, something that doesn’t always go perfectly to plan. In this photography class Karl spends some time finding the right location for a shoot, but when he finally does, things don’t go according to plan. In this two-part photography class you’ll learn how to adapt and change …

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14. Fight the midday sun

In by Jon Bairds4 Comments

In this photography class Karl once again demonstrates how to photograph in less than ideal conditions. Shooting under the midday sun is one of the worst situations possible for photographing outdoor portraits but with a few simple bits of equipment and some top tips from Karl, you’ll be able to take great portraits no matter the time of day or …

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15. Family & group portraiture

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In this photography class you’ll learn how to take great family and group portrait images. Returning to his pre-determined location, Karl finds things not quite as he expected and he is forced to think on his feet and adapt his ideas. He walks you through the entire shoot, from identifying the best locations to positioning subjects and keeping young children …

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16. Couples & engagement photography

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Couples and engagement shoots is a lucrative market for photographers so it’s always useful to have a few great photos to include in your portfolio. Photographing on the idyllic island of Herm in the Channel Islands, Karl shows you a number of useful techniques for couples photography, explains his camera settings and demonstrates how best to pose couples. He also highlights …

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17. Posing Your Subject

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In this photography class you’ll learn the fundamentals of posing your subject, why it’s so important and a few go-to ideas for posing individuals, couples and groups. This class is dedicated to Karl’s’ top tips oh how to pose your subject as he takes a closer look at why he poses his subjects in certain ways. With some behind the …

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18. Suggested gear

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This photography class takes a close look at the equipment used throughout this Natural Light Photography course. It shows exactly what gear Karl uses, what is unnecessary and what pieces of kit make up the absolute essentials. In addition to this, Karl also offers alternative pieces of equipment that you could use if you have an assistant with you. This …

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19. EXTRA – Picture review

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Karl takes a more in-depth look at some of the shots that he took throughout the course and how and why some of the shots work so well straight from Camera. In this final chapter Karl also explains some of the minimal adjustments that could be done in Lightroom to enhance the photos even more.