Studio Lighting Techniques- Chapter 1

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Studio lighting is basically comprises of key, fill, background and accent lights. They serve different purposes

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Studio Lighting Techniques- Chapter 1

  1. 1. There are basically four types of studio lighting in terms of their function. They are key, fill, background and accent lights. The key lights are meant to light up the subject
  2. 2. The main purpose of key lights is to illuminate all parts of a subject. The light(s) is set up directly infront of the model from where the camera is placed Softbox, and beauty dish are some of the lights that are used as key lights
  3. 3. The fill lights are used for erasing shadows produced by the key lights. They are usually placed on either side of the subject. They are also set above the head of the subject. Umbrella and other similar kind of soft light sources are used the purpose
  4. 4. This type of light is used for lighting up the background. The lights used for this effect is usually dimmer than key lights
  5. 5. It is important that the subject and the background are separated from each other. This makes the subject prominent as well as retains the significance of the photography backdrop. Accent lights are used for this purpose.
  6. 6. Additionally, position of beauty dish, softbox or any other lighting tools are decided on the kind of effect you want to create.

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