In Shooting Inside With Natural Light, Mark shows how you can make the most of your situation, and set up your interview for best results even when you don't have any lighting equipment to work with.
- Now we've seen how you might want to light…an interview in a room like this…with a full kit of lighting equipment and plenty of time,…but what if you're really pressed for time…or don't have any equipment…and you just have to get a shot.…That's also possible.…I mean, right now we're not doing any lighting.…We just have a natural light on me.…We've got the fluorescent lights turned on in the room,…which are a little bit yellow, but they're not too bad…and there's a little bit of light coming off…of a car over here, a hot reflection,…which I'm getting on the side of my face,…which might look pretty good.…
The trouble is the sun is always moving…so that's gonna change over time…so we got to be careful not to fall in love…with weird highlights like that…that we might like and depend on that…for what our shot is gonna look like.…Interviews take time and what you set up at the beginning…might evolve by the end of the interview…and you end up with a totally different looking shot.…Alright, without changing anything in the room,…
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