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Natural Light Portraits: Photography Challenge

To celebrate the launch of our brand new Natural Light eBook this week your photographic challenge is to take and share a portrait – lit only with natural light.

Image by Sebastiano Pitruzzello

Feel free to take any approach to this challenge that you want. You might like to shoot a portrait of a friend, a child, an older person or even a Self Portrait. You could shoot with your DSLR or a camera phone. You can shoot something in Black and White or Color. It might be a silhouette or backlit, a shot at a window or something out in midday sun.

It is completely up to you – as long as it is only lit with natural light you’re welcome to submit it.

Check out these window lit natural light images for a little inspiration.

Once you’ve selected the ‘Natural Light Portrait’ image that you’d like to share – upload it to your favourite photo sharing site or blog and either share a link to it or – embed them in the comments using the our new tool to do so.

If you tag your photos on Flickr, Instagram, Twitter or other sites with Tagging tag them as #DPSNATURALPORTRAITto help others find them. Linking back to this page might also help others know what you’re doing so that they can share in the fun.

Also – don’t forget to check out some of the great shots posted in last weeks challenge – Posed challenge where there were some great shots submitted.

Read more from our Tips & Tutorials category.

Darren Rowse is the editor and founder of Digital Photography School and SnapnDeals. He lives in Melbourne Australia and is also the editor of the ProBlogger Blog Tips. Follow him on Instagram, on Twitter at @digitalPS or on Google+.

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  • COLIN BOND

    January 29, 2013 01:42 am

    http://flic.kr/p/dQoghW
    Enjoying his fruit.

  • Vicky Lewis

    January 26, 2013 10:24 pm

    Birthday Princess in a daydream. Taken in natural light.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/92670955@N08/8416610714/in/photostream

  • Vicky Lewis

    January 26, 2013 10:19 pm

    Yummy blue icecream.... I liked the blueness! Taken in natural light.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/92670955@N08/8416610724/in/photostream/

  • Vicky Lewis

    January 26, 2013 10:13 pm

    Happy portrait taken in natural light.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/92670955@N08/8416610702/in/photostream/

  • vikas

    May 18, 2012 01:10 pm

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/65689378@N05/7219260484/

  • blueb3ll

    May 17, 2012 07:53 am

    Mona Lisa

    https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-Ylh3r4h8WiY/T6hExW6wKuI/AAAAAAAACwg/YSzw3yNqs_I/s512/P1020187D.jpg

  • Clinton Johnson

    May 10, 2012 05:33 am

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/mister_cj/6995032626/

  • Ralph

    May 9, 2012 04:58 pm

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/ralphc23/6791016466/' title='Self Portrait - Cropped' url='http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7037/6791016466_64b1bd3728_z.jpg']

  • Garri Tecson

    May 9, 2012 01:14 pm

    [eimg url='http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8022/7162072686_652875b63f_b.jpg' title='7162072686_652875b63f_b.jpg']

  • P Finnegan

    May 9, 2012 11:27 am

    A few for variety

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/trogson/6921466910/in/photostream
    Love this one, just caught someones shoulder in the foreground unfortunately.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/trogson/6921410700/in/photostream
    A little soft on detail as it was handheld unfortunately.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/trogson/6815555419/in/set-72157629178573861
    First thing in the morning, fairly peaced out.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/trogson/6860125305/in/set-72157629178573861
    Mischevous little man.

  • Hasan Almasi

    May 9, 2012 03:07 am

    http://bokeh.hasanalmasi.ir/index.php?showimage=325

  • blueb3ll

    May 9, 2012 02:53 am

    https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-Q-jaBMx2yK0/T6grhfOgNaI/AAAAAAAACvg/nZWS8yxAgbk/s128/P1020122B.JPG

  • Laup Barter

    May 8, 2012 09:28 pm

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/27603123@N04/6995192874/' title='Flick' url='http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7272/6995192874_39011af76f.jpg']

  • blueb3ll

    May 8, 2012 06:09 am

    https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-4t-lvXJzCLo/T6gridQtSyI/AAAAAAAACvk/RdlXqgAuKco/s512/P1020127B.JPG

  • maruf

    May 8, 2012 06:02 am

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/marufislam00/7153679467/in/photostream

  • Susan B

    May 8, 2012 04:05 am

    I don't use flash.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/-susanb-/4851383114/in/set-72157623234497726

  • afwife4811

    May 7, 2012 12:42 pm

    Tried posting once but apparently I didn't know what I was doing. Lets try this.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/afwife4811/6872016414

  • RookieSLR

    May 7, 2012 05:36 am

    Hi gang!

    Already submitted this for one weekly challenge, so hopefully I am not breaking any rules with this:

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/photorookie1/7122815875/

    Thanks

    RookieSLR

  • Amanda Green

    May 7, 2012 04:54 am

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/78017238@N03/7149453781/in/photostream

  • Rashiga

    May 7, 2012 02:26 am

    I'm a nooby :D
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/57585457@N06/7094842997/in/photostream

  • Bama Samson

    May 6, 2012 10:54 pm

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/77887622@N07/7001059846/' title='_DSC5581' url='http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7090/7001059846_db252085da.jpg']

  • Amy

    May 6, 2012 12:50 pm


    She loves her Daddy

  • tea with sprinkles

    May 6, 2012 10:52 am

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/77724896@N07/7121208995/

  • tea with sprinkles

    May 6, 2012 10:38 am

    I hope this works...

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/77724896@N07/7121208995/' title='' url='http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7056/7121208995_1c8851bcdc.jpg']

  • liz

    May 6, 2012 05:47 am

    I am not done reading the Natural Light e-Book but here is my shot at it, thanks for viewing.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/23845180@N08/7143822213/

  • Dina Haggerty

    May 6, 2012 12:01 am

    Here is my photo for the weekly challenge. My daughter watching her favorite show.

    http://dhaggertyphotography.blogspot.com/2012/05/dps-weekly-challenge-natural-light.html

    Camera: Canon 10D
    Exposure Mode: AP
    Focal Length: 85.0 mm
    Lens: 85.0 mm f/1.8
    Max Aperture Value: f1.8
    Flash: Did not fire
    ISO: 200

    Lighting – window light

    Read more: http://digital-photography-school.com/natural-light-portraits-photography-challenge#ixzz1u0H2R2kf

  • Tim Trammell

    May 5, 2012 11:20 pm

    I took this last year and the more I look at it the more I like it! Whata think?[eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/trtphotography/6998773024/' title='DSC02905-1' url='http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5466/6998773024_3313de7be5_c.jpg']

  • liz

    May 5, 2012 01:28 pm

    Not sure what happened to my previous post? so if it appears twice, so sorry!

    I am not done reading the Natural Light e-Book but here is my shot at it, thanks for viewing.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/23845180@N08/7143822213/

  • liz

    May 5, 2012 01:14 pm

    I am still not done reading the Natural Light e-Book but for now here is my natural light shot, thanks!

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/23845180@N08/7143822213/

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/23845180@N08/7143822213/' title='Thumbs up for crazy hair days' url='http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7260/7143822213_69b008d505_z.jpg']

  • Roze

    May 5, 2012 11:10 am

    The color in the second picture could have been better. I still like the pic.

    http://wp.me/p2jPam-2f

  • eephie

    May 5, 2012 06:47 am

    This challenge inspired me to take loads of pictures this week. Here are some examples: http://ee4maa.blogspot.com/2012/05/natural-light.html

  • Krishna

    May 5, 2012 05:09 am

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/krishnaboin/7142773709/in/photostream

    Camera: Nikon D70s
    Exposure Mode: Manual
    Focal Length: 85.0 mm
    Lens: 85.0 mm f/1.8
    Aperture: f/4.0
    ISO: 1600
    Flash: Did not fire

    I clicked this picture when my model moved her head; which a bit of motion to her hair.

  • Reddy

    May 5, 2012 04:55 am

    https://picasaweb.google.com/111126198062916686488/DPSChallenge#5738753267751613858

    Exposure Mode: Manual
    Focal Length: 85.0 mm
    Lens: 85.0 mm f/1.8
    Max Aperture Value: f1.7
    Flash: Did not fire
    ISO: 1600

    Lighting - window light

  • Luis J Santos Femat

    May 5, 2012 02:59 am

    http://500px.com/photo/6209394

  • Erik

    May 5, 2012 01:59 am

    I'm a little late to the show with it being Friday and all, but here are some I did last week. Still have another batch to edit and two shoots scheduled for this weekend in the same style.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/photomanipulator/sets/72157629367860684/

  • OOORRY

    May 4, 2012 07:22 pm

    http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10150807526899328&set=a.10150807524054328.468459.576799327&type=3&theater

  • OOORRY

    May 4, 2012 07:12 pm

    Twins....can you feel IT.

  • Beth Wode

    May 4, 2012 04:35 pm

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/bethwode/5228849918/

  • Bogdan Cernea

    May 4, 2012 04:15 pm

    http://bogdancernea.ro/portfolio/Beauty/30

  • Flxfoto

    May 4, 2012 11:22 am

    http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-fjSi9RF9ORw/T6MuWpKAL8I/AAAAAAAAAPo/RCoazGjAAsg

    taken in a wine tasting room after a cold afternoon walk by the lake

  • Sharyn Keller Photography

    May 4, 2012 10:21 am

    I look this photo last weekend for my parents of their beloved "Mali", a maltese poodle cross.

    [tweet https://twitter.com/SharynKeller/status/198205057685135360]

  • Heather Robinson

    May 4, 2012 09:44 am

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/47044209@N04/6994231960/in/photostream/

  • 315Edith

    May 4, 2012 09:27 am

    Inspired by this ebook, here is my first try.[eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/315edith/7124545585/' title='Looking to the light' url='http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7040/7124545585_118aa97fea.jpg']

  • Linda Kane Brinckerhoff

    May 4, 2012 08:21 am

    I photographed this image of Donald (a favorite subject of Joe McNally)
    http://365project.org/weblady/365

  • Ann Cools

    May 4, 2012 06:35 am

    My natural light portrait:

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/anncools/7084828057/in/photostream/

  • shea

    May 4, 2012 06:34 am

    i took this of my son. the sun light shinning in as it set
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/sheaphotography/7139922879/in/photostream

  • Nik

    May 4, 2012 06:22 am

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/nik702/6565922695/' title='Black and White Milo' url='http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7164/6565922695_18cef7b5d4.jpg']

  • Francine Gassette

    May 4, 2012 05:40 am

    Here is my entry. Prom Photos: http://wp.me/p23TG1-Eh

  • fantamatt

    May 4, 2012 05:30 am

    I seem to have lost the writing with that one. That's my dad. Here are a couple more, my son and some friends of ours.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/mrdrury/6993508178/in/photostream

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/mrdrury/7139604787/in/photostream/

  • fantamatt

    May 4, 2012 05:28 am

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/mrdrury/6993508114/in/photostream

  • shovona

    May 4, 2012 05:25 am

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/shovonakar/6795300734/in/set-72157627589353923

    natural light post processed in camera raw.. hope u will like it :)

  • shovona

    May 4, 2012 05:24 am

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/shovonakar/6795300734/' title='red lips' url='http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7060/6795300734_9ddab9670a.jpg']

    natural light post processed in camera raw..

  • Laurie

    May 4, 2012 05:20 am

    Oops! I don't think the first try was successful -- trying again. Here's an impromptu portrait of my daughter taken last week, at that "just before evening" time of day.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/swanharbor/7139526873/

  • Laurie

    May 4, 2012 04:37 am

    Here's an impromptu portrait of my daughter taken last week, at that "just before evening" time of day.

  • Anthony

    May 4, 2012 04:20 am

    Okay..here it goes.
    I am new to photography so please be nice...[eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/agentile/6993453792/' title='MariaJohnMarieKiss' url='http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7243/6993453792_d2cfe100c0.jpg']

    Here's another:
    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/agentile/7139538195/' title='MariaDTDisney' url='http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7041/7139538195_e5c1e93f1c.jpg']

    Thanks!

  • Jacqui B

    May 4, 2012 03:56 am

    I took this at the family picnic.

    http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=3737642036603&set=a.1171745050782.2026340.1142680072&type=3&theater

  • evernikao

    May 4, 2012 03:30 am

    here is one mine....... kyle...father....son and sun!![eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/evernikao/7139415489/' title='197159_10150128232189034_643909033_6281224_3085783_n' url='http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8152/7139415489_a2851c1cca_b.jpg']

  • Amanda

    May 4, 2012 03:29 am

    I am just starting out as a photographer. I am looking at taking a few summer courses at a local college and use DPS on a regular basis.
    I use natural light most of the time with my portraits.
    https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/154712_324142064324940_217755484963599_741723_1149735903_n.jpg
    That is an example.. keep in mind some of my works are before DSLR. so please check me out and feel free to critique or like the page.

  • Yvonne

    May 4, 2012 02:37 am

    We have our first grandchild, so have been taking lots of photos. I don't use any flash with her, so set this shot up in front of our living room window.
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/familyphotographer/7139257039/

  • Yvonne

    May 4, 2012 02:34 am

    I took this photo of our little neighbor girl last night outside.
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/familyphotographer/6993170238/

  • Bri

    May 4, 2012 02:29 am

    I love this pic! I took it while i travelling in Malaysia.
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/brigitulita/6925506009/

  • Photogal81

    May 4, 2012 02:19 am

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/55714135@N07/6993135024/' title='Sassy' url='http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7087/6993135024_923279d024_c.jpg']

  • Dan Boyce

    May 4, 2012 02:14 am

    Okay this is a great opportunity to showcase.[eimg url='https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-dIgbHrCwqyo/T24wRI1EOYI/AAAAAAAABWo/_7-MU3sUlBI/s800/Mo-portrait-rgb800.jpg' title='Mo-portrait-rgb800.jpg']

  • Alison Garrigan

    May 4, 2012 02:14 am

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/aligarrigandesign/6993110614/in/photostream

  • Alison Garrigan

    May 4, 2012 02:13 am

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/aligarrigandesign/6993110614/' title='Kids_C_IMG_9053' url='http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8168/6993110614_1d18cbabaa.jpg']

  • Stephan

    May 4, 2012 02:02 am

    Here are my shot with my sis and little brother..
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/stephanleemoment/7118853639/in/photostream
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/stephanleemoment/7118853435/in/photostream/

  • Leo

    May 3, 2012 02:24 pm

    Here is the results after taking a Portrait workshop, two months ago.
    [eimg url='http://images31.fotki.com/v1086/photos/3/972653/10638719/ElaCustom-vi.jpg' title='ElaCustom-vi.jpg']

  • Jey_K

    May 2, 2012 04:53 pm

    http://500px.com/photo/7206911

  • LeGur

    May 2, 2012 01:59 am

    My first submission
    [eimg url='http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7052/7132239543_199976915d_z.jpg' title='7132239543_199976915d_z.jpg']

  • Dhruv Aggarwal

    May 1, 2012 10:46 pm

    http://500px.com/photo/6882138

  • Lawrence Mengel

    May 1, 2012 10:40 pm

    A very low light portrait of one of my friends that I shot at the Old Beenleigh Historical Village recently.
    Canon 7D - Canon 15-85 f/3.5-5.6 IS EFS USM (Handheld+IS)

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/lawriem2011/6985550724/in/photostream

  • Harshit

    May 1, 2012 10:04 pm

    This was my first attempt at portraiture in natural light, hope it is liked.

    http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8150/6985470702_a907e8efa2_z.jpg

  • Zoya Tariq

    May 1, 2012 06:52 pm

    Here's what I took on new years
    http://flic.kr/p/bDfiVq

  • Maahir Zaveri

    May 1, 2012 05:16 pm

    A fisherwoman coming into our office building. The harsh sunlight created very interesting shadows

  • Jeremy Christian

    May 1, 2012 04:22 pm

    [eimg url='http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4080/4894543638_0542e7a735_z.jpg' title='4894543638_0542e7a735_z.jpg']

  • Paul Matson

    May 1, 2012 03:25 pm

    Sounds like fun!

    Taken on an Air Force flight to Antarctica.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/67217446@N04/6225064708/

  • Adi Aprilla

    May 1, 2012 03:18 pm

    "Woody Smile"
    Accident portrait between landscape session...
    Canon 40D + Canon 135 f/2 L
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/70489255@N07/6393891633/in/photostream

  • Adi Aprilla

    May 1, 2012 03:16 pm

    Woody Smile...
    Accident portrait between landscape session...
    Canon 40D + Canon 135 f/2 L[eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/70489255@N07/6393891633/' title='Woody Smiley' url='http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7020/6393891633_f7a062dd47_z.jpg']

  • helen

    May 1, 2012 11:43 am

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/helenefeng/6615933709/in/set-72157628672112137

  • Ryan

    May 1, 2012 08:30 am

    [eimg url='http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7044/6983663068_aef0ee16e6.jpg' title='6983663068_aef0ee16e6.jpg']

  • Christine

    April 30, 2012 09:52 pm

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/rumpleteazaer/7122727037/

  • Ken Dickson

    April 30, 2012 08:49 pm

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/ken_dickson/6961330548/in/photostream

    My Sister-in-law - taken in the shade on the front verandah of an old house

  • Nadia Kennington

    April 30, 2012 04:02 pm

    Natural light documentation of what happens when you're towed on a skateboard behind a car: http://www.flickr.com/photos/ourmemoriesdepend/7127300263

  • elic herrera

    April 30, 2012 01:30 pm

    "Ready"

    http://500px.com/photo/7133846

  • Terri Simon

    April 30, 2012 12:56 pm

    Took this one 6 years ago, but it is my absolute favorite one of my son (it was a long time ago, I don't remember using my flash, but if it looks like I did, let me know please)...

    http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7198/7126883117_61658fed1d_m.jpg

  • Kimlh83

    April 30, 2012 12:14 pm

    Taken yesterday morning...
    http://m.flickr.com/#/photos/25642547@N08/7126750037/

  • Rishi

    April 30, 2012 11:00 am

    This is my first time, so I'm not sure if I'm allowed two entries or not. In any case, the first one is my fav choice.
    My website : http://photos.rishibaldawa.com

    The Creepy Neighbor

    http://photos.rishibaldawa.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/DSC_5893_1bw-474x316.jpg

    Like a Sir

    http://photos.rishibaldawa.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/DSC_5900_1-474x316.jpg

    (the image tags don't seem to be working for me)

  • Rishi

    April 30, 2012 10:59 am

    This is my first time, so I'm not sure if I'm allowed two entries or not. In any case, the first one is my fav choice.
    My website : http://photos.rishibaldawa.com

    The Creepy Neighbor

    [eimg url='http://photos.rishibaldawa.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/DSC_5893_1bw-474x316.jpg' title='DSC_5893_1bw-474x316.jpg']

    Like a Sir

    [eimg url='http://photos.rishibaldawa.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/DSC_5900_1-474x316.jpg' title='DSC_5900_1-474x316.jpg']

  • inkid

    April 30, 2012 10:48 am

    natural light from window;-
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/13696711@N06/5739471740/in/set-72157626623696615/
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/13696711@N06/6194432715/in/set-72157626965716308

  • Shannon

    April 30, 2012 08:51 am

    My dad, all natural light, then post-processed to B&W.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/petite-pics/7126154887/in/set-72157629404995234

  • Jared Miller

    April 30, 2012 08:36 am

    Here's my first assign,ent submitted.

    http://stillperspective.blogspot.com/2012/04/natural-light-portrait-assignment.html

  • Jared Miller

    April 30, 2012 08:36 am

    Here's my first submission

    http://flic.kr/p/bCNrkW

  • aldo

    April 30, 2012 08:12 am

    [eimg url='http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m39hfntxwF1r8q9feo1_1280.jpg' title='tumblr_m39hfntxwF1r8q9feo1_1280.jpg']

  • Linnlogic

    April 30, 2012 06:43 am

    It's a portrait, not a macro

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/27461262@N03/7125740807/

    Not even with the Nikon, but the little Panasonic. Only processing is cropping.

  • Jeff

    April 30, 2012 05:08 am

    there is my photo, 100% natural light :

    https://secure.flickr.com/photos/azety/7085155779/in/photostream

  • Justin

    April 30, 2012 04:42 am

    all these shot with natural light photography -

    alyssa - went for a natural style themed photography and ended up with pictures that each told their own story

    https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.239090436189794.48036.115202705245235&type=3

    will - lifestyle/education themed photo shoot

    https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.216423211789850.42982.115202705245235&type=3

  • Undine

    April 30, 2012 03:57 am

    Hey,

    here is mine. I took it of my niece, playing with her cat.
    I liked the late afternoon sun that was very gentle, how natural and comfortable they both are and her hair blowing in the wind. A very personal moment.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/slicegirls/6973839158/

  • Craig P Ashton

    April 30, 2012 03:44 am

    REF: Steve Slater's Labrador and man.
    I'm just starting out in DSLR photography and in no way accomplished. However, I think I know a good shot when I see one. Steve's shot (I think) is the best example I've seen as yet of how to use selective colouring of an image. The black dog and red collar is a really excellent and very clever use of colouring. I love it!

  • C3D

    April 30, 2012 02:35 am

    Here's mine.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/55153452@N00/6978762432/

  • Srikant

    April 29, 2012 11:45 pm

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/srikant_kuanar/6058298177/in/photostream

  • Lora

    April 29, 2012 11:33 pm

    This is my first time sharing: a recent window lit shot of my youngest daughter.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/35852647@N08/7124412783/in/photostream

  • Jakob

    April 29, 2012 09:21 pm

    I took this shot some time ago but I still like it. My sister:
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/prymus/5424329429/in/set-72157625870426469

  • Jem

    April 29, 2012 09:20 pm

    I'm a newbie to this please be kind ;o)

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/dean-eydmann/7124077523/

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/dean-eydmann/7124097987/

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/dean-eydmann/7124104529/

  • hurworld

    April 29, 2012 08:39 pm

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/hurworld/6977940122/in/photostream

  • Gabriele

    April 29, 2012 05:54 pm

    Here my shot taken during my last Japan travel....

    http://pdf34.wordpress.com/2012/04/25/people-from-tokyo-04/

  • Stephanie

    April 29, 2012 04:45 pm

    Submit by mobile phone, so I hope this works.

    This was taken earlier today, as our oldest son was getting up from his nap:

    http://m.flickr.com/#/photos/77487684@N03/6977534364/

  • Paul vS

    April 29, 2012 02:47 pm

    A photo with natural light from my latest wedding in Piedmont, CA:

    http://schwarzenfeldphotography.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/2012-03-31_Wedding-023.jpg

  • Ricardo

    April 29, 2012 11:58 am

    My lovely wife and daughter
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/rsalvatierra/6426249377

  • Neil Barraclough

    April 29, 2012 07:40 am

    Youth

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/neilbarraclough/5368625438/

  • Chris Vicari

    April 29, 2012 06:18 am

    The soft light of a misty coast works like a giant silk for the setting sun.

  • Sarah

    April 29, 2012 05:34 am

  • Sarah

    April 29, 2012 05:31 am

    Here is my Natural Light Selfie! The light was awesome!!

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/geekgirly/7014625459/' title='Flower 1' url='http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7065/7014625459_8731238d48_b.jpg']

  • Yannick KREMPP

    April 29, 2012 04:18 am

    First post here :)

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/yannick-krempp/6207284048/in/set-72157627321389523

  • Sandy

    April 29, 2012 03:08 am

    One more taken last year......natural light.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/sandy0106/7121755317/in/photostream

  • Sandra Doscher

    April 29, 2012 02:47 am

    I did this last year as an assignment on natural light. A little different than the rest.

  • Adam Knapp

    April 29, 2012 02:40 am

    Taken with all natural light.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/acknapp/7094623077/

  • Studio Wetty

    April 29, 2012 01:54 am

    All natural lights, 100mm Macro USM.

    http://blog.studiowetty.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/pCW20120220-0110.jpg

  • Studio Wetty

    April 29, 2012 01:53 am

    All natural lights, 100mm Macro USM.

    [eimg url='http://blog.studiowetty.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/pCW20120220-0110.jpg' title='pCW20120220-0110.jpg']

  • elic herrera

    April 29, 2012 01:37 am

    http://500px.com/photo/6448811

  • Patrick

    April 29, 2012 01:27 am

    http://chondonphotography.com/blog/weronika-daniel/#!lightbox[group]/9/

  • Henry Gepty

    April 29, 2012 12:39 am

    first try at portraits...

    http://www.fotoblur.com/images/327507

  • Ricardo

    April 29, 2012 12:26 am

    My lovely wife and daughter

  • David Misita

    April 29, 2012 12:21 am

    https://www.dropbox.com/s/3vnzvke4b8eq2pl/Jack%20in%20Window%20-%20Rolleiflex-002.jpg

    Picture of my son at 1 year old. Shot on my Rolleiflex Automat. The window in my old condo had the greatest soft light.

  • Sachin Verma

    April 28, 2012 11:37 pm

    black and white portrait of my friend :)

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/sachinvermarip/7121239443/

  • Tom O'Connor

    April 28, 2012 10:51 pm

    Here's mine:

    http://taustinoconnor.zenfolio.com/p9574725/e2092bb35

  • Miran

    April 28, 2012 10:09 pm

    My GF lit by window light and a white wall

    http://v4nity.deviantart.com/#/d4xqb4a

  • Rodrigo Pacheco Ruiz

    April 28, 2012 08:23 pm

    Hi this is my favourite!

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/rodrigopachecoruiz/6111426735/' title='La vida en el campo' url='http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6202/6111426735_84199be45c.jpg']

  • Tanlin

    April 28, 2012 08:03 pm

    A shot from just now.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/memories_keepers/6974790074/

  • jsho66

    April 28, 2012 07:35 pm

    I dont usually do portraits, but my attempt:
    http://500px.com/photo/7073819

  • Tom

    April 28, 2012 05:06 pm

    Who are you?
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/51837419@N08/6710965399

  • Daniele

    April 28, 2012 05:02 pm

    Here is mine:

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/danielelembo/6519708183/in/photostream

  • Mariah

    April 28, 2012 04:09 pm

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/_mariah/6536069791/in/photostream

    This one is rather soft natural light, but still counts!

  • Seb

    April 28, 2012 03:53 pm

    Here is mine :
    www.flickr.com/photos/49749846@N07/5807332589/

  • Randomjack

    April 28, 2012 03:14 pm

    My face when this article shows up the DAY I buy a new flash and can start doing anything but....

  • D K Sharma

    April 28, 2012 03:10 pm

    natural light candid shot
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/33415422@N06/6974367390/in/photostream

  • Trevor

    April 28, 2012 02:58 pm

    [eimg url='farm9.staticflickr.com/8019/6974338066_afcec1f644_b.jpg' title='6974338066_afcec1f644_b.jpg']

  • wrenchhead

    April 28, 2012 02:43 pm

    My infuriating friend being infuriating
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/emonmitra/3238552097/in/set-72157613156952560

  • wrenchhead

    April 28, 2012 02:42 pm

    A rickshaw puller in New Delhi, India.
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/emonmitra/3238519275/in/set-72157613156952560

  • Kards By Kora

    April 28, 2012 02:21 pm

    http://farm9.static.flickr.com/8157/6974285128_9a538380d1_m.jpg

    Lilly

  • alie

    April 28, 2012 02:18 pm

    This was a self-portrait. Forgive me for the soft image, I am still struggling with how to get the right focus in self-portraits.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/alie108/6974140302/in/photostream

  • Scottc

    April 28, 2012 02:14 pm

    Maybe not the best, it was a bright mid-day in Greece.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/lendog64/5836459768/

  • Amit Barot

    April 28, 2012 02:14 pm

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/8399253@N06/6843476302/in/photostream

    My lil monster having posing near the window.

  • gtonsay

    April 28, 2012 01:47 pm

    These are my daughters having fun under the sun.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/gtonsay/7120312663/

  • Atil iscen

    April 28, 2012 12:39 pm

    This is my favorite photo so far. Luckily it contains natural light , the ocean and a beautiful girl...
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/atiliscen/6946527280/in/photostream/

  • Heather

    April 28, 2012 12:18 pm

    I couldn't resist taking this shot last week! http://m.flickr.com/#/photos/nyconti/7104584213/

  • Elizabeth

    April 28, 2012 12:09 pm

    Great Challenge! Check out my kids photos on the right taken with natural light.

    http://funmommie.blogspot.com/2012/04/tower-of-terror-cupcakes-and-downtown.html

    http://www.explore-disney-resorts.com/index.html
    http://lpsfunblog.blogspot.com/2012/04/lps-fun-blog-where-littlest-pet-shops.html

  • Anand Gopal

    April 28, 2012 12:04 pm

    I'm not sure if Animal portraits count. I managed to catch this beautiful chap a little while ago.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/gopal_anand/6265080249/in/photostream

  • Rosario Velázquez

    April 28, 2012 11:53 am

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/54516899@N00/6974020908/

  • Tony White

    April 28, 2012 11:22 am

    This is one from a scouting expedition last weekend.
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/turnipator/6958624556/

  • Mikhail Anand

    April 28, 2012 10:38 am

    from the streets of bombay...
    http://mikhailanand.wordpress.com/2012/04/25/expressions-bombay/
    b&w's- http://mikhailanand.wordpress.com/2012/04/23/stroll-through-town/

  • Schaef

    April 28, 2012 10:27 am

    Shot this of a friend of mine daughter. Hope you like.http://www.photosbyschaef.com/Still-Life/BLACHANDWHITE/20922007_Hs9DRr/1728711583_BSZSjFp/A

  • Sridhar Iyer

    April 28, 2012 09:34 am

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/sridhar/6938476659/in/photostream

  • Melli

    April 28, 2012 07:42 am

    I am not comfortable with using flash, so most of my portraits are natural light portraits - including those taken during a wedding: http://mellimage.blogspot.de/2007/05/chrissi-swen.html

  • Francesco

    April 28, 2012 06:58 am

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/59442392@N02/6973096684/in/photostream/

  • Stu Cripps

    April 28, 2012 06:54 am

    First attempt at a portrait. Sat an un willing mother by the window and snapped away with my Canon G9
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/stumacher/6915035124/in/set-72157629777240275/

  • Duane hymas

    April 28, 2012 06:32 am

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/hymasimages/3364739907/

  • Duane hymas

    April 28, 2012 06:31 am

    using natural light to give a haircut.

  • Sam

    April 28, 2012 06:27 am

    Photo lessons in East Africa:

    http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5301/5768925489_47fb20116e_b.jpg

  • steve slater

    April 28, 2012 06:17 am

    The challenge for this one was natural light AND a natural pose:

    http://wildlifeencounters.photoshelter.com/gallery-image/Street-photography-in-Eastbourne/G00004ShZCZqM52A/I0000kJddAfoJ62Q

  • Stu

    April 28, 2012 06:12 am

    Ok. Here's mine, be gentle with me :)

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/stumacher/6915035124/

  • Jeff E Jensen

    April 28, 2012 05:57 am

    Sweet! This should be fun. I have a model shoot tomorrow, so I'll have to switch off the lights and see what I can come up with. For now, here's one of my favorite images of my youngest:

    http://blog.jeffejensenphotography.com/2011/06/uh-daaaad.html

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