How To Transform A Space With Lighting: Quality Of Light Vs. Quantity Of Light

Dec 6, 2014

Tiffany Mueller

Tiffany Mueller is a photographer based in Hawi, Hawaii. You can follow her Twitter here and her personal life here.

How To Transform A Space With Lighting: Quality Of Light Vs. Quantity Of Light

Dec 6, 2014

Tiffany Mueller

Tiffany Mueller is a photographer based in Hawi, Hawaii. You can follow her Twitter here and her personal life here.

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When it comes to lighting, a good quality light is almost always better than just having more light. Yet, when presented with a room in which an entire wall is made of windows, many photographers still choose to open the curtains all the way to flood the scene with light. Not that it always makes a bad photo, but there’s a lot to be said for pulling the drapes shut a ways and enforcing a little more control on the light. In the quick video below, wedding photographer, Cliff Mautner, shows us how to do just that.

Mautner shoots a lot of weddings and has become an expert when it comes to transforming banquet rooms and wedding halls into beautifully lit spaces. In the tutorial piece below, he shows us how to prep a large space with a full wall of windows typical of a wedding staging area. He starts by grabbing an assistant and rearranging the furniture, lamps, and other things that may be found in the room. He then walks us through how to go about controlling all the bright sunlight pouring through the windows to capture the image you see above.

The clip was produced by Nikon, so you’ll hear them singing for the D4S, but the Mautner’s tips and advice are well worth the short advertisement segment of the video. See for yourself:

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One response to “How To Transform A Space With Lighting: Quality Of Light Vs. Quantity Of Light”

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    Ashik Bappy

    Truly an amazing video clip!! Great lighting work…