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  • Writer's pictureNicole Pollard

Sept. 13th- Lighting Rotations

1. Editing Challenge

Turn this photo from night to day using the same steps we used yesterday.

Find a sky on Unsplash.

Adjust brightness, highlights, shadows, and temperature. What other elements could you add to turn this photograph into day?


2. Lighting Set Ups/Key Light


In photography and videography, the key light is the primary light source that illuminates the subject. It is usually the brightest light and is positioned to create shadows and highlight the contours of the subject.


You will have a key light at each station.


Station 1-

Silhouettes- Use props to create 5 interesting silhouettes. Things to consider: Where is your light source and why does the placement create the silhouette effect? Where is your key light?




Station 2-

Eggcelent Lighting


Use the flashlight to create a shadow on the egg and take a picture. Do this 5 different times, rotating the flashlight around the egg.


What is your key light?



Station 3 Go Between Optics- GOBOS


Use the props and the flashlight to create shadows on your subject's face. Take five different photographs.


Question to consider: Why wouldn't this work with a larger light? Why did we use a flashlight to create those shapes? What is your key light?




Station 4


Butterfly Lighting

Using this setup, take five different photos. Change the reflector and use the white, silver, and gold reflector.


What is your key light?


Station 5

Rembrandt Lighting


Using this setup, take five different photos. Change the reflector and use the white, silver, and gold reflector.


What is your key light?




Station 6

Bokeh


Create 5 photographs with bokeh behind your subject. Bokeh is caused by a smaller f stop (large aperture). It is how the lens renders out of focus light and it creates a beautiful aesthetic effect.


Experiment with the placement of a key light.




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