The Most Excellent…Light



Of course, I’m speaking with great deference and respect for the most beautiful of all light, window light. It’s been my primary light source for all of my art nude and portraiture photography for nearly four years now. It’s malleable and fluid, changing with the passing minutes and moments of the day. It’s light that’s simply amazing.

Katlyn, Nude Study #1

Katlyn, Nude Study #1

Of course, it’s not without its own sets of frustrations. It’s subject to the whims of weather and the restrictions of time. Yet no matter how frustrating and uncooperative window light may be, when the image made with it unfolds before you, when the glow of soft light on beautiful form and shape is beheld, all is forgiven.

Here are three from recent window light sessions; a beautiful portrait of Sarah, a contemplative study of Katlyn, and a wistful study of Melissa made during a late Sunday afternoon, just after a thunderstorm.

I hope you find them as beautiful as I do.

Melissa in the Guest Room

Melissa in the Guest Room

As always, I hope all of you are well. Please keep in touch.

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4 Responses to The Most Excellent…Light

  1. Justin says:

    Solid post, Bill. You’ve been getting some amazing black and white results with window light and even the color shots are looking awesome. I’m also digging the new software! You can tell a huge difference. Keep it up!

  2. Bill Ballard says:

    Thanks Justin! I appreciate the compliments!

  3. My absolute favorite – although the first two are close runner-ups.

  4. Barry Dudley says:

    Bill these are wonderful images. I really love the sofe focus look of the two color shots. great work like always!

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