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#1 Seth Kaplow

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Posted 12 February 2017 - 09:53 PM

Hi, I am very new to lighting and I would like someone's advice on how to light a Mean Tweets style shot. From what I can tell there is a back light on the top of the hair. Next, i'm probably wrong but it feels like their is a large hard key light in front of them and a little bit higher than their head causing shadows underneath their chin. The light looks pretty even to me on their faces, so I almost feel like they have no fill light, but I would not be surprised if I was wrong. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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#2 Satsuki Murashige

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Posted 12 February 2017 - 10:05 PM

I think that's about right. There's also a light on the backdrop which could just be spill from the key light.
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Posted 12 February 2017 - 10:24 PM

Great, thank you so much! If you don't mind me asking, is there anyway to tell what type of light they are using for the key?


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#4 Satsuki Murashige

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Posted 12 February 2017 - 10:37 PM

You can check the reflection of the key light in their eyes. That will show you the basic shape of the light and give you some idea of how big the source is. Since it is a relatively small square and not a point source, I would guess that it is something like a 1x1 Litepanel. You can see that the light is positioned higher on him than it is on her.
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#5 Seth Kaplow

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Posted 12 February 2017 - 10:49 PM

Wow, that was incredibly helpful. Thanks!


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