The third flash as a backlight


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The third flash as a backlight

The third light in our three point lighting system is going to be a backlight. Sometimes that's called a hair light or a rim light. So we've got our key, that's putting the main dose of light on Stephen. We've got a fill that's filling in the shadows. What we want is some light behind him to create some kind of highlight around his body so that he sets off from the background. And on a background like this, where we're against white, he stands out pretty well. But still we can add some highlighting around the edges of him. That'll really give him more depth a and dimension and that would really be critical if there was stuff in the background but even against a white background its going to matter.

I keep looking up in the sky here because I have already positioned. My backlight. I've taken this light stand here and it's up way high pointing down. I've got it up high like that mostly to keep it out of the shot. As I'm shooting I don't want to see a light...

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