Day 16 | Lighting Overview
Three-point lighting is a standard method used in visual media such as video, film, still photography and computer-generated imagery. By using three seperate positions, the photographer can illuminate the shot's subject (such as a person) however desired, while also controlling (or eliminating entirely) the shading and shadows produced by direct lighting. The three lights are called Key Light, Fill Light and Back Light.
Today's Takeaway and To Do's:
Three-point lighting is standard to a great photograph, Key Light, Fill Light and Back Light.
1. Take a child or someone outside and pay attention to light as it falls on them. Move them in various places throughout the yard and just pay attention to where the light falls. Is it on their back, the side or is the light directly shining down on them? I just want you to get used to looking for these three lights.
Over the next three days we will break each one down with examples of each light.
Great job today!