- Name three lighting sources and their functions.
- Name two light modifiers and explain the difference between them.
- Draw a diagram of and describe the three-point lighting setup.
- Flash: This is a light that comes on at the moment the photo is taken. A flash can be the one the camera is equipt with, an extra flash on top of the camera og a slave flash that lights up the subject from the side.
- Direct studio lights: These are spots which can be softened with white fabrics or coloured by using filters. They can shine directly at the subject, or:
- Indirect studio lights where the lights bounches off a reflective serface in order to give a softer light onto the subject.
- Softeners: These are fabrics or similar infront of the light source to soften the light. This can help hide imperfections.
- Reflective cerfaces: bounces the light from the spot onto the subject in order to soften the light and give a more natural look.
The three point lighting setup:
- Draw three studio setups for the following subject matters and list all the equipment that you would use to light your subjects:-Portrait-Fashion-Beauty
- In a magazine or on the Internet, find one fashion shot, a beauty shot and a portrait shot and explain how you think the lighting was set up in each shot.
Three studio setups:
In a magazine or on the Internet, find one fashion shot, a beauty shot and a portrait shot and explain how you think the lighting was set up in each shot.
Take some portrait shots and pay specific attention to the lighting you use. I would like to see a shot with soft lighting and one with more dramatic, harder lighting. It would be beneficial to hire studio lighting, but if you can’t, you may use natural light, reflectors and your camera’s flash.