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Episode 551: Using Natural Light for Boudoir Photography – Jason Sebastian

In episode 551 of The Bokeh Podcast, Jason explains how to approach natural lighting from a technical mindset – but don’t worry. It is a super simple principle and strategy! Listen in to hear tips for how to set the expectations with clients around natural lighting, and the strategies for capturing the best images through intentional posing and placement!

What does a Dorito have to do with using natural light for boudoir photography? Jason Sebastian can explain!

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Show Notes

Brand position (4:12)

Creating a great customer experience (11:04)

Technique for time management (12:53)

Outsourcing/Delegation (17:29)

Book recommendations (22:36)
The E-Myth Revisited by Michael Gerber
The On-Purpose Person by Kevin McCarthy

Favorite piece of gear (26:03)

How does Jason handle the trust factor with his wife, considering that he is a male boudoir photographer? (30:17)

What was the driving factor behind using natural light? (37:30)

Jason’s favorite characteristics of natural light (40:05)
1. Client’s response to using natural light
2. The versatility of natural light

What challenges do you face using natural light? (43:17)
1. Seasonal changes affecting light
2. Weather issues
3. Time frame limitations

The most important principles photographers should keep in mind when shooting boudoir sessions with natural light (47:18)
1. Get to know the client before the session
2. Over-communicate before and during the session
3. Master your poses
4. Know your light

What technical principles should photographers follow when using natural light? (1:03:09)
The Light Triangle! (You’ll think of lighting every time you eat a Dorito from now on!)

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