Rain, rain go away, come again another day! What do you do when your stuck inside because it won’t stop raining? Get really close to a window! Have your children play with their favorite toy in front of the window and use the window light. It might be grey out but if you increase your ISO and use a shallow depth of field (make those f-stop numbers look small on your camera) you should still be able to get enough light from the window.
Have them face the window in order to get some reflection in the eyes. This reflection is called catch light. It’s what makes the eyes sparkle and look full of life. We’ll talk in coming posts about other items you can use to get catch light.
I was in a clients home ready to do some professional shots. We were starting indoors because of the weather. While my client finished getting ready I snagged her daughter (a very willing model) and sat her next to the window to see what light I could get.