How to Shoot BREATHTAKING Portrait Photos WITHOUT a Lot of Fancy Gear (VIDEO)

NEWS FLASH: You don’t have to be an experienced pro with a studio full of expensive gear to capture breathtaking portrait photos. We’ll show you how in the quick video below.

Ben Bach is an experienced portrait and wedding photographer based in Australia. He’s known for behind-the-scenes tutorials that deliver great results with a minimum of fuss, and in this episode he demonstrates how to make beautiful portraits on a budget.

As you’ll see, Bach achieves stunning results without complex lighting equipment, reflectors, or off-camera flash. All you need to get the job done is a DSLR or mirrorless camera with a fast lens, a basic understanding of natural light, and a few of Bach’s tips.

Bach begins with a super simple setup that you can emulate in your backyard. He explains how to select a camera position relative to the sun, so that you have soft, diffused light throughout the scene. This creates pleasing skin tones with even illumination and prevents harsh highlights and deep shadows in the image.

Bach also discusses choosing a background that’s appropriate for available light. He provides helpful exposure information and other camera settings, as well as simple posing tips and more. Bottom line: After watching this video you’ll be able to capture gorgeous portraits that make you and your model proud.

You can find more helpful tutorials on Bach’s YouTube channel, as well as in an earlier video of his with simple tips for razor-sharp photos.