Monday, July 13, 2009

Three point lighting

Three point lighting
originally uploaded by billaday.

Here's how to traditionally light a subject. Put one strong light (usually eye level) to one side. Put another light (usually a bit higher) farther away on the opposite side. Put a third light behind them (anywhere) even father away.

I bought 3 worklights at Home Depot for $5 each. I bought 3 paper lanterns at Ikea for $5 each.

Make sure to set the white balance for halogen lights.

Here, I also set up a green screen for my summer school class. We put an additional worklight on that to evenly light it. Good times.

Year 3, Day 215

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