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Lighting: Really Important!. Must be able to see subject – what it looks like and where it is in relation to other objects Allows you to create a mood and flatter your subject. Light: 3 Characteristics. Quality: hard or soft, direct or diffused Intensity: how bright or how dim

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Lighting: Really Important!

  • Must be able to see subject – what it looks like and where it is in relation to other objects

  • Allows you to create a mood and flatter your subject


Light: 3 Characteristics

  • Quality: hard or soft, direct or diffused

  • Intensity: how bright or how dim

  • Color temperature: how red or blue


Hard or Direct Lights: Fresnel Spotlight


Fresnel Spotlight: used with barn doors

Can be stand lights or hanging lights from grid


Hard or Directional Light

Reveals character


Hard or Directional Light

Reveals character


Floodlights: Soft or diffused light

Scoop Broad (lots of

light for its size)


Floodlights: Soft or diffused light

Softlights

(extremely diffused)


Floodlights: Fluorescent Bank

Cool, efficient, color corrected


LED lights an array of semiconductors

Very even, must be close to subject


LED lights an array of semiconductors

On camera light


Soft or Diffused Light

Glamour

Photography


Soft or Diffused Light

Glamour

Photography


Control: Diffusionhard light to soft

Umbrella Soft Box


hard to softer

less intensity

Scrim Gel Diffusion


Diffusionhard light to soft

Flags or silks – from c stand


  • Size of the instrument or the lamp

  • Dimmers

  • Scrims

  • Distance: Inverse square law

Control: Intensity

3x as far = 1/9 the light

1/3 the distance = 9x light


  • White Balance!

  • Gels on lights

  • Filters on lens

  • Instrument/Lamp choices

Control: Color Temperature


Falloff

Fast falloff slow falloff


Film Noir Fast Falloff


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