The Naked Camera

Learn how to take great portraits using only natural light. Watch how to photograph indoors and outdoors and take great photos of groups, couples and children.

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01. Introduction & Bluebell Woods

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…

02. Location scouting

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…

03. The Gate – no planning just shooting

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…

04. The Train Carriage

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…

05. Autumnal Orchard

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…

06. Opportunity photography

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…

07. Indoor photography Part 1

Photographing with natural light doesn’t mean you’re limited to working outside. In this portrait photography class Karl demonstrates a different type of natural light photography - natural light photography indoors. One of the key things to consider when working inside is…

08. The Dark Forest

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…

09. Photographing kids

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…

10. Historical buildings

In this photography class Karl photographs in a lovely old historical building where he finds the perfect location for natural light photography indoors, using only the available light and simple accessories. He explains his thought process when in an unfamiliar…

11. Indoor photography Part 2

In this natural light 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…

12. On the coast

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…

13. Emerald Forest

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…

14. Fight the midday sun

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…

15. Family & group portraiture

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…

16. Couples & engagement photography

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…

17. Posing Your Subject

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…

18. Suggested gear

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…

19. EXTRA – Picture review

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…