Lighting tips for free

wxwaxwxwax ImmoderatorRegistered Users Posts: 15,471 Major grins
edited February 24, 2004 in Technique
If you're like me, you don't know a great deal about artificially lighting a shot.

Well, there's some free and easy help on the web. But you'll need a fast connection. Because this link is to a series of short videos describing simple, inexpensive lighting techniques. Great stuff.

For me, the basic, takeaway message is in the first video: big light source = good light, small light source = harsh light. And in case you think the sun's a big light source, consider how far away from Earth it is. Highly recommended.
Sid.
Catapultam habeo. Nisi pecuniam omnem mihi dabis, ad caput tuum saxum immane mittam
http://www.mcneel.com/users/jb/foghorn/ill_shut_up.au

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  • lynnmalynnma Moddess Emeritus Homosassa, Florida (Paradise)Registered Users, Retired Mod Posts: 5,163
    edited February 24, 2004
    wxwax wrote:
    If you're like me, you don't know a great deal about artificially lighting a shot.

    Well, there's some free and easy help on the web. But you'll need a fast connection. Because this link is to a series of short videos describing simple, inexpensive lighting techniques. Great stuff.

    For me, the basic, takeaway message is in the first video: big light source = good light, small light source = harsh light. And in case you think the sun's a big light source, consider how far away from Earth it is. Highly recommended.
    Sid! this was a great link! I immediately grabbed a light source and started photographing the nearest colored thing which happed to be slightly old fruit in a bowl, what a great tutorial, well worth watching a couple of times.... Thanks.
  • wxwaxwxwax Immoderator Registered Users Posts: 15,471 Major grins
    edited February 24, 2004
    lynnma wrote:
    Sid! this was a great link! I immediately grabbed a light source and started photographing the nearest colored thing which happed to be slightly old fruit in a bowl, what a great tutorial, well worth watching a couple of times.... Thanks.

    Why was he in a bowl?
    Sid.
    Catapultam habeo. Nisi pecuniam omnem mihi dabis, ad caput tuum saxum immane mittam
    http://www.mcneel.com/users/jb/foghorn/ill_shut_up.au
  • lynnmalynnma Moddess Emeritus Homosassa, Florida (Paradise)Registered Users, Retired Mod Posts: 5,163
    edited February 24, 2004
    wxwax wrote:
    Why was he in a bowl?
    rolleyes1.gif no... I have no answer for that Sid... in the words of my dear sister in England "I'm gob smacked".
    Lynn
  • SamSam San Jose CA Registered Users Posts: 7,419 Major grins
    edited February 24, 2004
    lynnma wrote:
    rolleyes1.gif no... I have no answer for that Sid... in the words of my dear sister in England "I'm gob smacked".
    Lynn
    Gee Lynnma, I'm real sorry to hear that. Is there a cure yet?
  • wxwaxwxwax Immoderator Registered Users Posts: 15,471 Major grins
    edited February 24, 2004
    lynnma wrote:
    rolleyes1.gif no... I have no answer for that Sid... in the words of my dear sister in England "I'm gob smacked".
    Lynn
    rolleyes1.gifrolleyes1.gif
    Sid.
    Catapultam habeo. Nisi pecuniam omnem mihi dabis, ad caput tuum saxum immane mittam
    http://www.mcneel.com/users/jb/foghorn/ill_shut_up.au
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