Hands-on workshops which provide the background to achieve simple pleasing portraits using natural light, on-camera flash, and simple reflectors.
Natural Light Portrait Photography with Vickie Gray – Baltimore
Demystify the Art of Natural Light Portraiture at Historic Fells Point with Vickie Gray
Does natural light photography seem unnatural to you? Would you like to take creative portraits of friends and family, or add outdoor portraiture to your photography services? Maybe experiment with portraits that are a bit moody and artistic? Then this safari is right up your alley!
Join portrait photographer Vickie Gray as she helps demystify the art of natural light portraiture. She will share tips and techniques for taking compelling, artistic portraits using available light, and help you navigate the challenges involved with photographing subjects in all types of conditions. You’ll learn about the natural light portrait triangle” background, posing, lens selection, and how to apply them according to the lighting available at your location. We’ll use reflectors to add light or provide shade from bright sun, and provide guidance for post-processing your photos to create dramatic, fun images.
The safari will take place in Baltimore’s historic Fells Point, both along the waterfront and in the lively entertainment district. A model will be available for you to direct We’ll look for unique and interesting backgrounds, including using some of the many decorative lights throughout the area as a compositional element.
Wear comfortable shoes, as there will be a little walking.
Here is what one safarian had to say about the Natural Light Portraiture Safari:
It was a great afternoon strolling through Fells Point. Our instructor, Vickie, set up locations to use and why, showing us how to communicate and instruct a novice model. I will continue to take courses from this group, especially if Vickie is the instructor. — Jay B., Hyattsville, MD
- Extra memory cards
- Extra charged battery
- Accessories such as filters
- Weather appropriate clothing
Historic Fells Point waterfront. Meet at the Premium Parking lot,
1401 Thames Street, Baltimore MD 21231 (download the Premium parking app in advance).
Vickie Gray, who has been on 7 WPS photo safaris, is a portrait and commercial photographer with a studio in Baltimore. Prior to embarking on her photography career she spent over 25 years as a legal marketer, managing the reputation, brand and external image of high-profile law firms in DC, Philadelphia, NYC and Miami as well as in Baltimore. She was named one of Baltimore’s “Top Portrait Photographers” for 2021 by Expertise.com, and one of Baltimore’s “Top Fashion Photographers” by Peerspace. To see her work, visit www.vickiegrayimages.com, or follow her on Instagram at @baltimoreportrait photographer.