I led a workshop on photo and video lighting alongside the Kingdom Creatives Conference. I love talking about why I light and how to craft images. I find that the separator is not being able to create a good image but to create a good image 10,000 times under different circumstances. I always stress studying and practice and workshops are a good way to do so. I talked about 3 main ideas during the workshop: Soft light vs.hard light , what motivated light and shaping tools.
Hard light Vs. Soft Light
A hard light source is a source with a narrow beam angle, think of this as a flashlight or a strobe with a reflector. A soft light source has a wider beam, think cloudy day. Though I almost always create soft light I prefer to used hard light…Why? Hard light can be modified to to be soft but softlight cannot be hard…When in doubt use hard light.
2. Motivated lighting
when lighting a subject always ask yourself these questions:
What story do I want to tell?
Why am I using these lights?
do they add or subtract from the vision?
I tend to have a preference of lighting I want to used but It doesn’t always make sense, these questions keep me on my toes.
3. Shaping Tools
Your homework is to look these up and see the difference…GO! 😊
Special shoutout to my good friend Gabby for being our amazing model 😊
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