LEARNING ACTIVITY – STUDIO LIGHTING

THE ASSIGNMENT

Q1

  1. Name three lighting sources and their functions.
  2. Name two light modifiers and explain the difference between them.
  3. Draw a diagram of and describe the three-point lighting setup.

Q2

  1. Draw three studio setups for the following subject matters and list all the equipment that you would use to light your subjects:
    • Portrait
    • Fashion
    • Beauty
  2. In a magazine or on the Internet, find one fashion shot, a beauty shot and a portrait shot and explain how you think the lighting was set up in each shot.

Q3

Take some portrait shots and pay specific attention to the lighting you use. I would like to see a shot with soft lighting and one with more dramatic, harder lighting. It would be beneficial to hire studio lighting, but if you can’t, you may use natural light, reflectors and your camera’s flash.

 

MY SUBMISSION

Q1

  1. Flash strobes: Do to the speed when it goes of and the power of the light, you can basically stop time with it (take pictures with a very high shutter speed).LED: Continuous lighting makes it possible to see what the picture will look like,  and (with some types of LED) you have the ability to adjust the colour temperatur of the light. It

    Sun: Best source for natural light, also gives you the possibility to se the end result, but you are totally dependent on the weather and time of day.

  2. Reflecting umbrella: Softer light on the subject because the light is pointed away from the subject and the reflecting umbrella that is mounted on the light reflects the light onto the subject.Softbox: Mounted over the light source pointing directly against the subject, diffusing the light making it more soft and no casting harsh shadows on the subject. More controlled than reflecting umbrellas which bounces the light all over the room as supposed to softboxes.

Q2

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  2. This fashion shot is lighted by the car behind the subject, creating a glow around her. I think the key light is a reflector placed along with the camera.
    Skjermbilde 2017-09-18 kl. 22.42.43.pngThis beauty shot is light by a harsh key light pointing directly at the subject from the same angel as the camera, probably a led ring attached to the lens (see the bright rings in the subjects eyes?).
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    This portrait shot is lighted by a key light placed high uo pointing down on the subjects  face from the side. Not sure if the key light is natural like a window or just a LED with a cool temperature colour. The back is probably lighted by the key light as well.
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Q3

I used my beautiful wife as a model ❤ The first two pictures was taken in my garage. The key light is a cloudy sky coming through the garage port from the right. I placed a reflector on the left side as fill light.
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The third and fourth picture was taken in our bed room. I used a flash strobe without any soft box, just a reflecting cylinder to direct the harsh light onto her face from the left side, and closed the curtains to shut out any natural light.
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