There’s a lot to be learned about lighting, even for the professionals. No one knows everything there is to know about it, but with a little experimentation and awesome video tutorials like the one we’re about to share with you, there’s no reason we can’t learn.
In the clip, Shane Hurlbut, walks us through the lighting setup he used to create the window-like shadows you see behind the model in the photo above. As you can see, the way Hurlbut controls the light, helps him add more contrast, and thus, more dimension to the scene.
Of course, Hurlbut has access to a entire studio’s worth of expensive, professional gear–not everyone will. But, with a little of your DIY ingenuity, you may still be able to make this work using the equipment you do have available. Take a look:
Here’s the full lighting diagram used in Hurlbut’s tutorial. You can find a larger version, here, on Hurlbut’s full blog post.
Head over to Hurlbut’s website to see more lighting diagrams and some visual tips on how to make your own “windows” using empty frames and some black paper tape (though, it’s pretty self explanatory). Regardless, there’s an abundance of knowledge to be shared in his masterclasses. If you have a keen interest in lighting, be sure to check out his tutorials.
[ via No Film School ]