Unit submissions and planned submissions by NYIP Student Bruce Warner for assignments by Unit

Bruce Warner


Portrait 1

Studio Portraiture


In Studio Portraiture you are shown how to take successful indoor portraits using only the available light from a window. We want you to take a head-and-shoulders portrait this way, using a reflector board, if necessary to open up the shadow side of the face.

I don't usually photograph weddings, but I will supplement the events for family. Gina became the latest addition to the family on July 5, 2013. Noticing the light falling in from outside, I took the opportunity to use the church vestibule as a studio and capture this portrait of her between guests in the receiving line. About 45 shots were in some way disrupted by the guests in the line. I asked Gina to give me 2 minutes to set the photo and here are the results in 90 seconds using only the light flowing in from outside.

Only affiliation with the New York Institute of Photography is that I am a student in the Complete Course in Professional Photography. I highly recommend the institute for your photographic training if you are interesting in taking professional quality photographs, can't get to a regular classroom, and/or want to enroll in the only distance learning school in the top 5 rated photography schools in the USA.