Mark demonstrates the imortance of setting for any shoot. Some places are easier to make look nice with lighting than others. We Location Scout a large office to find teh best place to shoot an interview.
- Up till now, we've been showing you…some lighting technique in our studio…in a completely controlled environment.…But usually you're gonna find yourself shooting…interviews and other things out in the real world,…where you have a lot less control.…Very often you have to shoot people in offices.…Now we've got a giant office park to walk around here…and find the perfect place to shoot.…Now this hallway right here outside…of our studio is actually quite nice.…It's got a nice, gray, even color palette.…The sun is going down over here, it's an overcast day.…We have these frosted windows giving me a nice, soft light.…
I think it looks terrific just the way it is and…we could absolutely shoot right here.…The downside is, at any moment someone…might come out of one of these offices…with a cart full of donuts or something.…And then, for me, doing this short stand-up, it's okay.…But if it was someone doing an interview they really…had to pay attention to, and they might not be able to…repeat exactly the same thing, that's gonna be a problem.…
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