Shooting indoors can be a bit challenging and frustrating, especially when you don’t have your own studio space. But indoor portrait photography doesn’t have to be very difficult, you can still produce stunning portraits even without having access to expensive studio lights. The difference between a good portrait and a great portrait can be just a little “tweak” in the position of your object, your camera settings, or type of lighting. That’s why we’ve provided you with a few techniques that you can combine to assist you in making great portraits indoors. So, it’s time to head indoors!
Take Advantage of Window Light
This is one of the best sources of natural light indoors. Indoor portrait photography is great when you set up your scene and move your subject close to a window or an open door. Not only does daylight look natural, it is also very bright and can produce an incredible and more flattering effect on skin tones and textures. Sometimes, even the effect of the brightest flashes can be nothing compared to the quality of the images produced in the presence of natural light. So, why don’t you utilize this free technique to make your photos amazing. On the right day, when the conditions are perfect, you’ll need no additional equipment for indoor portrait photography. You’ll just need to make sure your body isn’t blocking the light. You can even experiment more by moving your setup to the window side, this will allow your subject’s face to receive more light. However, you’ll need to be more careful as window light can be produce a high somewhat high contrast on a bright summer day. If you prefer not to use direct sunlight as your light source, then you can get more creative by getting it to cast a silhouette effect on your subject.