The look of light filtering through a window to light a subject is both quite recognizable, even to the non-photographer, and a fantastic way to give your portraits a natural and elegant look. However, depending on where your studio is and when you are working, you may not always have the luxury of perfect window light. It is not that difficult to create it with artificial lighting, though, and this awesome video tutorial will show you four tips to ensure you get the best possible result.
Coming to you from John Gress, this helpful video tutorial will show you four tips to recreate window light using artificial light in studio. Sure, it might sound a bit strange to have a studio full of artificial lighting equipment and to want to then use it to replicate natural light, but window light is such a recognizable style that knowing how to create it whenever can be quite useful. Beyond that, you might not have a window on the correct side of your studio, and even if you do, the time of day or weather might not be right, and you do not get full control of its power. Using flash frees you from all those constraints. Check out the video above for the full rundown from Gress.