Natural Light Portraiture & Retouching With Dani Diamond

Dani Diamond teaches his signature natural light photography process

Some images appear effortless while maintaining an incredible impact on the viewer. Dani Diamond walks through his process of utilizing natural light in any photography condition, exposing images with a specific formula, and a detailed retouching process.

Better yourself as a natural light photographer, learning Dani's methodical approach starting with pre-production. Learn how to make post-production retouching look natural. Find the simplicity behind great natural light portraiture integrating key components that work and then put them into a quickly moving workflow.

The Dani Diamond Natural Light Tutorial Includes:

    • 10+ hours
    • 9 photo shoots
    • No strobes
    • No modifiers
    • Post production workflow
    • 8 retouching steps simplified
    • Photoshop action included
    • Raw images included

We understand that every photographer is at a different skill level and stage in their career. This tutorial was built around that very idea and is broken down into sections catered towards both entry level photographers and seasoned portrait photographers.

Because Dani only uses available natural light for his portraiture without any modifiers or assistants, this tutorial is perfect for photographers that don’t own lights or would just simply like to minimize the variables on set and keep a light workflow with stunning results.

Even the natural light retouching sections are broken down by topic so viewers less experienced with Photoshop can systematically learn by topic and tool until they are comfortable to move on. For those more advanced, they can jump right to the parts they wish to learn and apply to their own workflow.

This tutorial provides a complete understanding of how Dani creates his beautiful and recognizable natural light portraiture. Implement Dani's workflow into your own workflow and be stunned by the final images.

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  • 01. THE BASICS
    • Thumbnail for THE BASICS / Support Video
      Support Video (3:57)

    • Thumbnail for THE BASICS / Lenses & Gear Pre-Requisites
      Lenses & Gear Pre-Requisites (6:27)

    • Thumbnail for THE BASICS / Comparing Apertures
      Comparing Apertures (3:57)

    • Thumbnail for THE BASICS / Battle of the 85s
      Battle of the 85s (8:00)

    • Thumbnail for THE BASICS / Camera Settings
      Camera Settings (3:55)

    • Thumbnail for THE BASICS / Aperture Priority
      Aperture Priority (7:37)

    • Thumbnail for THE BASICS / ISO and Focus
      ISO and Focus (6:08)

  • 02. Photoshoots For Men
    • Thumbnail for Photoshoots For Men / Jeff Part 1
      Jeff Part 1 (2:55)

    • Thumbnail for Photoshoots For Men / Jeff Part 2
      Jeff Part 2 (11:18)

    • Thumbnail for Photoshoots For Men / Jeff Part 3
      Jeff Part 3 (3:56)

    • Thumbnail for Photoshoots For Men / Shane Part 1
      Shane Part 1 (8:33)

    • Thumbnail for Photoshoots For Men /  Shane Part 2
      Shane Part 2 (2:37)

  • 03. Photoshoots For Women
    • Thumbnail for Photoshoots For Women /  Courtney Part 1
      Courtney Part 1 (9:27)

    • Thumbnail for Photoshoots For Women /  Courtney Part 2
      Courtney Part 2 (10:11)

    • Thumbnail for Photoshoots For Women / Courtney Part 3
      Courtney Part 3 (7:12)

    • Thumbnail for Photoshoots For Women /  Kaitlyn Part 1
      Kaitlyn Part 1 (3:22)

    • Thumbnail for Photoshoots For Women /  Kaitlyn Part 2
      Kaitlyn Part 2 (5:32)

    • Thumbnail for Photoshoots For Women /  Kaitlyn Part 3
      Kaitlyn Part 3 (3:01)

    • Thumbnail for Photoshoots For Women /  Kaitlyn Part 4
      Kaitlyn Part 4 (4:14)

    • Thumbnail for Photoshoots For Women /  Yvonne Part 1
      Yvonne Part 1 (5:33)

    • Thumbnail for Photoshoots For Women /  Yvonne Part 2
      Yvonne Part 2 (6:18)

    • Thumbnail for Photoshoots For Women / Yvonne Part 3
      Yvonne Part 3 (9:27)

    • Thumbnail for Photoshoots For Women / Stephanie Part 1
      Stephanie Part 1 (4:20)

    • Thumbnail for Photoshoots For Women / Stephanie Part 2
      Stephanie Part 2 (3:46)

    • Thumbnail for Photoshoots For Women / Stephanie Part 3
      Stephanie Part 3 (10:40)

  • 04. Production Concepts
    • Thumbnail for Production Concepts / INTRODUCTION
      INTRODUCTION (1:10)

    • Thumbnail for Production Concepts /  LOCATION SCOUT
      LOCATION SCOUT (5:13)

    • Thumbnail for Production Concepts /  TEST SHOTS
      TEST SHOTS (6:37)

    • Thumbnail for Production Concepts / WINDOW LIGHT
      WINDOW LIGHT (4:51)

    • Thumbnail for Production Concepts / CREATING DEPTH
      CREATING DEPTH (7:00)

    • Thumbnail for Production Concepts / FLAT BACKGROUNDS
      FLAT BACKGROUNDS (3:26)

    • Thumbnail for Production Concepts /  APERTURE COMPARISON
      APERTURE COMPARISON (3:31)

    • Thumbnail for Production Concepts / RULE OF THIRDS
      RULE OF THIRDS (4:30)

    • Thumbnail for Production Concepts / Dani Diamond Outro Interview
      Dani Diamond Outro Interview (3:43)

    • Thumbnail for Production Concepts / Dani Diamond Interview
      Dani Diamond Interview (37:58)

  • 05. Retouching
    • Thumbnail for Retouching / Intro To Bridge
      Intro To Bridge (7:09)

    • Thumbnail for Retouching / Intro to Culling Your Images
      Intro to Culling Your Images (12:24)

    • Thumbnail for Retouching / Camera Raw Processing
      Camera Raw Processing (5:59)

    • Thumbnail for Retouching / Layers and Masks
      Layers and Masks (6:14)

    • Thumbnail for Retouching / Shortcuts in Photoshop
      Shortcuts in Photoshop (4:21)

    • Thumbnail for Retouching / Building Your Action
      Building Your Action (16:29)

    • Thumbnail for Retouching / Importance Of A Tablet
      Importance Of A Tablet (5:32)

    • Thumbnail for Retouching / Installing The Action
      Installing The Action (2:57)

    • Thumbnail for Retouching /  Opacity Vs. Flow
      Opacity Vs. Flow (1:55)

    • Thumbnail for Retouching / April Culling
      April Culling (7:37)

    • Thumbnail for Retouching / April Raw
      April Raw (8:08)

    • Thumbnail for Retouching /  April Healing
      April Healing (8:02)

    • Thumbnail for Retouching /  April Frequency Separeation
      April Frequency Separeation (8:11)

    • Thumbnail for Retouching /  April Dodge and Burn
      April Dodge and Burn (6:22)

    • Thumbnail for Retouching / April Eyes
      April Eyes (3:53)

    • Thumbnail for Retouching / April Toning
      April Toning (9:24)

    • Thumbnail for Retouching /  April Final Comparison
      April Final Comparison (3:06)

    • Thumbnail for Retouching /  Retouching April The 10 Minute Edit
      Retouching April The 10 Minute Edit (9:42)

    • Thumbnail for Retouching /  Chelsea Culling
      Chelsea Culling (3:19)

    • Thumbnail for Retouching / Chelsea Camera Raw
      Chelsea Camera Raw (7:09)

    • Thumbnail for Retouching / Chelsea Healing
      Chelsea Healing (6:34)

    • Thumbnail for Retouching / Chelsea Frequency Separation
      Chelsea Frequency Separation (7:32)

    • Thumbnail for Retouching / Chelsea Dodge & Burn
      Chelsea Dodge & Burn (5:24)

    • Thumbnail for Retouching / Chelsea Eyes
      Chelsea Eyes (4:06)

    • Thumbnail for Retouching /  Chelsea Toning
      Chelsea Toning (9:55)

    • Thumbnail for Retouching / Chelsea Final Comparison
      Chelsea Final Comparison (2:12)

    • Thumbnail for Retouching /  Jeff Culling
      Jeff Culling (2:14)

    • Thumbnail for Retouching / Jeff Camera Raw
      Jeff Camera Raw (10:17)

    • Thumbnail for Retouching / Jeff Healing
      Jeff Healing (4:02)

    • Thumbnail for Retouching / Jeff Frequency Separation
      Jeff Frequency Separation (8:53)

    • Thumbnail for Retouching /  Jeff Dodge & Burn
      Jeff Dodge & Burn (4:50)

    • Thumbnail for Retouching /  Jeff Eyes
      Jeff Eyes (3:03)

    • Thumbnail for Retouching / Jeff Toning
      Jeff Toning (11:51)

    • Thumbnail for Retouching / Jeff Final Comparison
      Jeff Final Comparison (4:59)

    • Thumbnail for Retouching / Shane Culling
      Shane Culling (9:22)

    • Thumbnail for Retouching /  Shane Camera Raw
      Shane Camera Raw (12:41)

    • Thumbnail for Retouching / Shane Healing
      Shane Healing (8:09)

    • Thumbnail for Retouching / Shane Frequency Separation
      Shane Frequency Separation (12:12)

    • Thumbnail for Retouching /  Shane Dodging and Burning
      Shane Dodging and Burning (8:43)

    • Thumbnail for Retouching /  Shane Eyes
      Shane Eyes (9:03)

    • Thumbnail for Retouching /  Shane Toning
      Shane Toning (11:12)

    • Thumbnail for Retouching /  Shane Final Comparison
      Shane Final Comparison (6:05)

    • Thumbnail for Retouching /  Courtney Culling
      Courtney Culling (13:37)

    • Thumbnail for Retouching / Courtney Camera Raw
      Courtney Camera Raw (16:36)

    • Thumbnail for Retouching / Courtney Healing
      Courtney Healing (8:05)

    • Thumbnail for Retouching /  Courtney Frequency Separation
      Courtney Frequency Separation (13:07)

    • Thumbnail for Retouching /  Courtney Dodge and Burn
      Courtney Dodge and Burn (11:04)

    • Thumbnail for Retouching / Courtney Eyes
      Courtney Eyes (4:33)

    • Thumbnail for Retouching / Courtney Toning
      Courtney Toning (10:18)

    • Thumbnail for Retouching / Courtney Final Comparison
      Courtney Final Comparison (5:11)

    • Thumbnail for Retouching / Kaitlyn Culling
      Kaitlyn Culling (13:53)

    • Thumbnail for Retouching /  Kaitlyn Camera RAW
      Kaitlyn Camera RAW (14:04)

    • Thumbnail for Retouching /  Kaitlyn Healing
      Kaitlyn Healing (6:22)

    • Thumbnail for Retouching /  Kaitlyn Frequency Separation
      Kaitlyn Frequency Separation (16:32)

    • Thumbnail for Retouching /  Kaitlyn Dodge & Burn
      Kaitlyn Dodge & Burn (10:56)

    • Thumbnail for Retouching / Kaitlyn Eyes
      Kaitlyn Eyes (6:28)

    • Thumbnail for Retouching /  Kaitlyn Toning
      Kaitlyn Toning (14:54)

    • Thumbnail for Retouching /  Kaitlyn Final Comparison
      Kaitlyn Final Comparison (2:24)

    • Thumbnail for Retouching /  Yvonne Culling
      Yvonne Culling (5:05)

    • Thumbnail for Retouching /  Yvonne Camera Raw
      Yvonne Camera Raw (8:12)

    • Thumbnail for Retouching / Yvonne Healing
      Yvonne Healing (6:58)

    • Thumbnail for Retouching /  Yvonne Frequency Separation
      Yvonne Frequency Separation (12:07)

    • Thumbnail for Retouching /  Yvonne Dodge and Burn
      Yvonne Dodge and Burn (8:15)

    • Thumbnail for Retouching /  Yvonne Eyes
      Yvonne Eyes (6:13)

    • Thumbnail for Retouching /  Yvonne Toning
      Yvonne Toning (14:17)

    • Thumbnail for Retouching /  Yvonne Final Comparison
      Yvonne Final Comparison (3:40)

    • Thumbnail for Retouching /  Yvonne 15 Minute Edit
      Yvonne 15 Minute Edit (16:55)

    • Thumbnail for Retouching /  Stephanie Full Video
      Stephanie Full Video (13:20)



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