In this installment of Nikon Behind the Scenes, wedding photographer Cliff Mautner teaches us how to turn harsh light into good light.

How does he do it? Using the Nikon D810 with a Nikkor 70 – 200mm f2.8 lens, he tells you, through examples of his wedding photography, which pieces of conventional wisdom to ignore to get beautiful, naturally lit portraits. Using his tips, especially with the gear he mentions, should go a long way to helping just about any photography turn harsh light into good light for the photographs.

To check out the gear he uses in this video, click over to Samys.com and view details about the:

Nikon D810 Digital SLR 

Nikkor 70 – 200mm f2.8 lens 

Nikkor 70 – 200mm f4 lens