In Shooting Inside with Artificial Light, Mark demnstrates a lighting setup for an interview shot in an office conference room using a basic kit of lights.
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- Alright we've covered a lot…of basic lighting techniques in the studio,…let's see how they apply to the real world…or the simulated real world…like this simulated interview we're about to shoot here…with Courtney and Mariana.…This is a real office, people are working out there,…this is a conference room they've let us use…to do this shoot.…Now, shooting in an office is a lot like…building a ship in a bottle.…It gets filled up really fast with your equipment…so it's important to leave a lot of it outside,…which we have.…We've only set up just the things we need in here…to keep it workable.…
Okay, now as it is now, Courtney's in a spot I've picked…because I think it's the best spot in the room.…I like the depth of looking out the window a little bit,…but not so much that it dominates the frame.…I like the depth behind him on that side,…gives us plenty of room to back light,…and there enough room to get the camera in here…and do everything without being too crowded.…So this is a good shot.…Now it's right now lit only by natural light.…
In this course, Mark W. Gray teaches the fundamentals of portrait lighting, including standard three-point lighting setups, how to light for specific subjects, and how to deal with the challenges of location shooting. He shows you the effect of big and small lighting changes, including angle, intensity, and color temperature. He discusses the various types of lighting equipment available, providing both professional options and affordable options. Mark also demonstrates how to go beyond the standard setup to achieve a variety of outcomes.
- Lighting fundamentals including shape, quality, color, and direction
- Understanding when to implement specific lighting techniques
- Controlling the quality of light
- The basic 3-point lighting setup
- Shooting outdoors and controlling sunlight
- Understanding color temperature and making correct color choices
- Finding budget-friendly lighting solutions
- Staging your shots for maximum quality and minimum effort