Get Out There
Some of my favorite lighting techniques have come from simply paying attention to my surroundings every day. I notice the lighting on my plate—the direction, the diffusion—and I ask, what makes it special? I think about what time of day it is and whether the lighting is directional or diffused. If you want your images to look like they were shot using natural light, then you need to study what you see, and consider how you can then re-create it in the studio. Some of the best ideas are out there waiting for you.