week 2 lighting exercises
Posted 13 March 2007 - 10:47 AM
No video this week, just screen grabs. how?s the lighting? i need a wider shot i think but i was going for low key, 3 point interview lighting for a mini doc of the Kim?s. Please comment back on the forum or send an email, samkim at mac dot com. Cheers.
Different lights at my disposal this time around and it makes a difference.
Posted 21 June 2007 - 10:22 PM
Photo #6 looks kinda weird with that shadow...don't know if it's just a random take or something.
Only thing, you might want to use more diffusion if you're wanting to hide some of the wrinkles. If you like the sharp wrinkles as they are, and it works for you, than great! But it's just a suggestion
Posted 22 June 2007 - 11:20 AM
What was your fill light doing?
I think I see a double shadow in pic one. Could you work to elimainate that?
Also what exact lights did you use? By using bigger units you could get a bigger eye light and more fill.
If you're limited to small units you could always bounce 'em. If you like the hard look you could bounce off mirrors or shiny boards just to make your source larger.
What was your thought process for the b/g? Could you have done anything with the walls, especially in the wide shot?
I like your framing on pic. three. Nice job.
Posted 22 June 2007 - 07:39 PM
And yes, avoid double shadows whenever possible, especially hard ones. Softer lighting is always more flattering on faces, although you can create nice-looking interview lighting with hard light.
Posted 24 June 2007 - 10:22 PM
Practically speaking I go to the softboxes for speed and predictability. In this event I shot interviews with about 20 people, not knowing what their particular strengths might be, that's usually the case. Broad soft source over lens set to the right with soft fill. I think I used some cometic gel over the key for a little warmth.
No time to tweak color temps (between key/fill) so pretty std fare. But std. lighting is better than ugly lighting: