chapter2 - was the concept of “lighting with paint” It...

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January 29, 2007 Mart 365 Chapter 2: Lighting by Numbers This chapter mainly focused on the physical positioning of light setups during a shoot. The first important topic it covered was the use of one light on a photo shoot. The author says this can be an effective and variable scheme depending on angles and the use of reflectors. Some photographs were shown which showed the dramatic effect one light can have on its subject. The next topic was the use of multiple light setups. It covered the “classic triangle” which is three lights. Also discussed was diffusing lights by creating a “bank”. The most important topic thing I took from the chapter was that there is no formula for lighting and it can be extremely variable based on the subject, the environment, the type and amount of lights, etc. One thing I found interesting but was not covered in depth or clearly
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Unformatted text preview: was the concept of “lighting with paint”. It was mentioned that one can use chalk outlines to create the illusion of light and depth. This sounds like an interesting theory and I would like more clarification and photographs to demonstrate. Another topic that was unclear was the “B lights”. They were mentioned as being used together or separately, but it was confusing. The one thing that I am going to use on a future photo shoot would be the idea of not having lights at the same angle or intensity as each other. In the past I would angle lights from the same angle or height. They would also often be the same lights. The idea of using different intensities is an interesting theory that I will use....
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