15+ Beautiful Portrait Photographs Shot Indoors With Nothing But Window Light

In photography, light is everything. Without light, there would be no photos. It is light that our cameras capture, after all, to create photographs. Most shots rely chiefly on ambient lighting – the available light that is already present in a scene, unless you are using artificial lighting like flash light or lamps.

Photographing indoors can be challenging if you lack dedicated lighting equipment. However, there is one source of ambient light that can very often provide you with beautiful results when shooting indoors – the light coming through your window. Portrait photographs benefit greatly from directional lighting and window light is an excellent source of one. Such a light adds drama, mood and interest to a portrait.

Note– If portrait photography is something that interests you and you'd like to get better at it, make sure to check out the guide on portrait photography over at Photzy – The Art of Portrait Photography. It has everything you need to know to succeed at producing beautiful portraits – quickly, efficiently and consistently. Go here now to check it out.

The following photos are wonderful examples of capturing portraits with nothing but window light. We hope they will inspire you in your photography and that you are able to produce beautiful portraits.

Photo by David Blackwell.

Photo by Wendelin Jacober

Photo by Bethany Petrik

Photo by Jill Lehmann

Photo by Nicole Castanheira

Photo by martinak15

Photo by Lars Lejring

Photo by Nicki Varkevisser

Photo by photoskate

Photo by Ulisse  Albiati

Photo by Oleksii Leonov

Photo by Bridget H

Photo by David Blackwell.

Photo by Craig Sunter

Photo by Andreas Øverland

Photo by Holly Lay

Photo by martinak15

Now that you've seen some wonderful portraits shot with window light, why don't you grab your camera, find a bright window and a willing subject to capture some of your own (if no one's available, take a self portrait!). Don't forget to share them in the comments below.

If portrait photography is something that interests you and you'd like to get better at it, make sure to check out the guide on portrait photography over at Photzy – The Art of Portrait Photography. It has everything you need to know to succeed at producing beautiful portraits – quickly, efficiently and consistently. Go here now to check it out.


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About the author

Ritesh Saini

Ritesh has been photographing for about seven years now and his photographic interests have varied from nature and landscapes to street photography. You can see his photography on Flickr or on his website.

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