Join Eduardo Angel for an in-depth discussion in this video Mixing natural and artificial light, part of Lighting Design for Video Productions.
…The camera reads light very differently than the human eye.…A key aspect of lighting is to overcome the camera's technical limitations,…so the viewer believes, that's how the naked human eye saw the scene.…Our eyes dynamically adjust and compensate for…exposure, contrast, distance, and angle of view.…Our cameras as advanced as they are don't have the same dynamic range.…That is why sometimes we need to add some artificial light to our scene.…And compensate for our camera's technical limitations.…
For this scene, we had a girl indoors exercising on a stationary bike.…We began by exposing properly for the skin tones.…But the background was completely blown out.…The girl looked like she was floating in white space.…Similarly,…when we exposed properly for the beautiful…green background outside, the girl was completely underexposed.…She was just a silhouette.…A camera shooting RAW has about 12 f-stops of latitude.…It's been estimated that the human eye has a range of 24 f-stops.…
Regardless of the numbers, the contrast ratio between…
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- Understanding the role of lighting
- Lighting interior and exterior scenes
- Directing the viewer's attention
- Enhancing mood in a scene
- Achieving great light under harsh conditions
- Deciding on the right lighting style for your story