1. Turn off the flash. Natural lighting is Rembrandt's lighting. Shoot in the shade, on a porch, in a door way and in the morning and evening when shadows are long and light is pink and lavendar in the morning and golden yellow in the evening. About an hour or two after sunrise and before sundown. Take advantage of cloudy days. The cloud cover acts as a great big light diffuser. If you shoot high noon, you will notice harsh lighting and racoon shadows under your subjects eyes. If shooting indoors, find a north facing window or a window in which the sun is not shining directly in. Make sure your aperture is nice and open and your subject is close.