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Old 09-21-2017, 12:18 AM
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Question about lighting using natural light

I want to use the natural light of the sun that enters through a window to illuminate my Still life setup and the easel, I want to paint pictures of a maximum of 35x35 cm. I know that as I am in the southern hemisphere my window should be pointed to the south, but the question is: what size should the window be? I have a 26x75 cm vertical window that sits a little above my head when I'm sitting, is the size enough or do I have to break the wall?
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Old 09-21-2017, 02:47 PM
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Re: Question about lighting using natural light

Jon, could you please move this thread to the 'Studio Tips and Framing' forum?
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Old 09-22-2017, 03:25 AM
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Re: Question about lighting using natural light

The big advantage of using North Light or in your case South Light is that the light does not move. Because the light is indirect and does not move with the sun, just set up your still life and see how the light falls on the subject with the window you have as it is now, things are not going to change.
Often with big North Light windows you have to block the light to make it more directional on the subject so your small window might be just what is needed.

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Old 09-23-2017, 08:35 PM
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Re: Question about lighting using natural light

Thank you so much Journeyman.
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