One would think that lighting up a green screen would be similar to working with something like a white seamless backdrop. But there are a few differences. Unlike a white seamless, green screens aren’t blown out beyond your camera’s dynamic range. They can also reflect colour back onto your subject. And you’re usually shooting on a green background for different reasons than white.
In this video, Aputure’s Ted Sim teams up with David Carmichael from Corridor Digital to bring us five tips to light our green screens. The tips, are, of course, aimed primarily at video shooters, but green screen is becoming a common technique with photography, too. Many of us also shoot both stills and video, so having a single set up that can work for both is ideal.