Hey guys, first time posting on this site after browsing the forums for a couples months.
I have a student project coming up in about a month, and the location I'm planning on shooting at is set up in a way that for the majority of the scene I'd be lighting downstage. I understand why you shoot from upstage, so that the shadows end up on the side of the subject facing the lens, ultimately making a more flattering image. But here's the problem...
What's motivating the light for the scene is one giant window that also serves as one of the four walls of the room. The location is a sunroom (not sure if the term is made up or not) in a house, and is already furnished so I'd be blocking the scene according to rooms current layout.
I just wanted to know if anyone has experience lighting this way or knows of any examples where downstage lighting has been done successfully, or if I should just avoid lighting this way at all costs.
I hope this post made sense and that I haven't filled it with a bunch of unnecessary text