Using Window Light Portrait for Stills and Video

In this video Professional photographer Jay P. Morgan from the Slanted Lens takes a look at using window light as an effective light source to create portraits. Window light is a natural light source that can create beautiful light for portraits in video and stills.

A window is a quick light source that is controlled by the size of the window and the proximity of the subject to the window or light source. Large windows give softer light with brighter backgrounds and smaller windows give harder light with darker backgrounds. Its the same principle as soft boxes. Large boxes create soft light and small boxes create more directional light.

You can find all of Jay P. Morgan’s tutorials here on LensVid on the following link.

Iddo Genuth
Iddo Genuth is the founder and chief editor of He has been a technology reporter working for international publications since the late 1990's and covering photography since 2009. Iddo is also a co-founder of a production company specializing in commercial food and product visual content.

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