Natural light with a single added light source
Using natural light doesn’t have to be restricted to simply sitting next to windows, there’s an unending list of potential outdoor locations to be used, but getting the light right can be tricky.
If you try to shoot when the sun is too high in the sky, the direct light will be too bright and harsh, so I would recommend shooting during the ‘Golden Hours.’ I would regard these as the hours around sunrise and the few hours around sunset. During these times, the natural light on offer will be low and warm, offering a far more suitable lighting scenario for a portrait shoot.
Photo by Ekaterina Utimisova