This week's Photography lesson was all about shooting indoors. This can be tricky (between flash issues, white balance, etc), but it's something important to master. I don't know about you, but it's been snowing again lately, so 100% of my photos lately are indoors.
One of the tips that the lesson gave for this week was to try having your subject facing a window, with you standing in between the window and the subject. This will allow you to capture good catchlights in the eyes (PS--I think portraits are all about catchlights in the eyes).
Here's an example of a shot where Lizzy and I were both parallel to a window, with her turned slightly away from the window:
It's not a bad shot, but her eyes aren't as bright as they could be. And there are no catchlights.
These next two shots were taken with Lizzy facing a window, and me in between her and the window:
Ta-Da! Catchlights in the eyes!
I will note that I often take pictures with us parallel to a window (in all the pictures of her on a towel on the counter we are parallel to a window). I just try to make sure that she's angled towards the window!
What about you guys? What's your best tip for shooting indoors?