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Studio Lighting W.J. Veldhoen St. Thomas Aquinas CHS
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Light is the Photographer’s Work It is the way we see capture or control light that effects the image we create on disk or film. Studios allow control of light and creation of images by starting from no light the way sound studio must first be sound proof. Light can be added in different intensity, direction, and colour. Light can be direct or diffused. Shadows of and on the subject also are part of the image created by the photographer.
Silhouette Light from behind the subject This creates a magnified sense of shape over form a sense of mystery can be established if used properly. Light is from directly behind the subject with as little fill as possible from the front. The Night of the Hunter (1955), a truly compelling and terrifying classic masterpiece thriller filled with an array of startling images
Halo Lighting This style uses key lights from behind but fill lights or reflectors for the face or front as well. The Halo is created from the back lights pointed forward toward your model. Hair and clothing may by partly translucent adding to the effect. Try this with a reflector above your camera and lights behind your subject. Here the key light is the sunlight but is also clearly lit from the fill light. Pictures by Kodak
Side lighting without fill Using side light without fill emphasizes the contours of the face and can create strong mood. Light must be hard or direct for full effect. direct light without fill light diffused by refection from different surfaces Reflected light can also be used to soften the image and fill in shadow detail shown here.
Underlighting Use a strong direct light source under the subject with your person close enough to the screen to cast a shadow this creates a strong sinister look Use the light table with the person leaning over it This create a soft and appealing look for hair, jewelry of makeup fashion shot. Translucent glass or fabric can also be very appealing
Low Key Lighting This type of shot is mostly dark tones with a somber shade softly lit. Adjust reflectors to add detail to the shadowed area but build from the dark background. Lighter details emerge from darkness giving a warmth, or sense of mystery or sadness. Shadows across an object can add depth Compare to the next slide.
High Key Lighting This type of image sets darker details on a light and airy background. The tone of such images tends to be light and joyful. Plate colour in cooking presentation is another example of High Key.
Light for Portraits Used to create effects with control of shadow and contrast. Different techniques have been used by different professionals to create sense of mood or capture a feeling. Study each of the following and choose 5 for your light study in portraiture. Describe the intended effect as part of the portfolio.
Rembrandt The distinctive style of this painter was inspiration for this style of lighting Using 4 lights or reflectors. Place the Key light 45 o above and to the side of the camera. This places a shadow on one cheek of the subject by the nose. Place the fill light at eye level on the opposite side of the camera This will soften the shadow to add detail. Use a back light behind and below shining up on the screen This is to separate the subject from the screen background Hair light from behind and above can be a snoot to keep spray off the face. Keylight 45 o to the side and 45 o above camera Fill light Eye level Hair light Backlight behind and on wall This self portrait of Rembrandt shows the style of light used here
Paramount Lighting of the Movie Stars. Place the Key light 45 o above the camera. This places a shadow under the nose of the subject. Place the fill light at eye level on the opposite side of the camera stay close to the Camera and this will soften the shadow to add detail. Use a back light behind and below shining up on the screen This is to separate the subject from the screen background Hair light from behind and above add detail to the hair line but does not light on face. Publicity Shot of Greta Garbo from her final film "Two Faced Woman" before she went into self exiled seclusion in 1941. Keylight 45 o above camera Fill light Eye level Hair light Backlight behind and on wall
Choose 5 of these light techniques In this portfolio use five of the techniques illustrated and complete a portfolio of views of a person or object. Emphasize that each kind of shot can point to a different part of a person’s or objects character, mood or feeling. Layout your shots in a PowerPoint or web based portfolio using background to add to your presentation. Include technical information and then as the photo Focus on your effect with explanation as to the story you were trying to create. Present this for your final mark.
Marking Studio vocabulary of light quiz/ 10% Research, equipment handling, planning and organization creating a shooting plan use of log sheets equipment sign out and storage quiet productive work habits/ 30% Proof sheet Digital or Film/ 10% Portfolio creation paper or digital/ 40% Originality and creativity/ 10% Total/ 100%