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LIGHTING: One Exposure Formula to Rule Them All

LIGHTING: One Exposure Formula to Rule Them All

This industry is full of little tricks that, when properly employed, can make us all look like inhumanly fast calculating machines. This formula is one of those tricks. I learned…

LIGHTING: Advanced Cucoloris Use Illustrated by a Solar Eclipse

LIGHTING: Advanced Cucoloris Use Illustrated by a Solar Eclipse

I love stacking cucolorii (plural of “cucoloris”) and I thought it was time to write an article about how this technique works and why I like it so…

LIGHTING STRATEGIES: Rough Guide to Illuminating a Bounce Card

LIGHTING STRATEGIES: Rough Guide to Illuminating a Bounce Card

Is bounce light really just about aiming a light at a white card and walking away? No. There are a couple of tricks to getting the most out of your…

LIGHTING STRATEGIES: Exploiting a Single Light Source

LIGHTING STRATEGIES: Exploiting a Single Light Source

There are few things more elegant than lighting a shot with a single light source. It doesn’t always work, but when it does–it’s magical…

LIGHTING STRATEGIES: Placing the Fill Light for Faces

LIGHTING STRATEGIES: Placing the Fill Light for Faces

In this article I wrote about classical key light placement and classical portraiture to illustrate how artists and cinematographers have traditionally gone about lighting faces. Fill light is often derided…

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