The most accessible and natural light source is the light from the window. It does not particularly depend on any climatic conditions, and its use does not entail additional costs for photographer. Light is important to art. Just a few decades ago, window lighting played a crucial role in cinema. Also, the light pouring from the window was beautifully reflected in the visual arts. Absolutely stunning portraits were painted in natural daylight. And photographers should draw inspiration from the work of artists in whose magnificent paintings, models were illuminated by window light.
Nature of light When the sky is overcast, the light passing through the window looks soft. But artists, as a rule, avoid direct sunlight. Because such a light will be hard. It produces harsh shadows that may not be pleasant for portraits. Scattered light usually produces less contrast than ordinary light. Here the shadows are barely noticeable and the image as a whole looks very natural. And, as always, you can adjust the amount of incoming light with the help of curtains, if it seems to you that there is an excess of lighting.
The correct location of the object The proper placement of an object or model with respect to the light source is key. Since we already mentioned the backlight, try positioning the object at an angle of 45 degrees and, if necessary, a reflector at the same level. So you get rid of contrasting shadows. One of the features in this lighting is that the light source remains stationary, it is devoid of various controls as in a studio setting. While the subject must turn until he reaches the desired effect