A&P What is this type of lighting called?

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  1. legendr34

    legendr34 Titanium Member

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    I tried to light the two sides of my face.

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    Girth ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ OT Supporter

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    Your head is like an orange on a toothpick. :eek3:

    Nice lighting though.
     
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    wheresthejon OT Supporter

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    good lighting.....what do you use?
     
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    cross lighting?
     
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    "Awesome"? :dunno:
     
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    isaac86hatch This thread sucks

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    flash, I think?
     
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    flash photography perhaps? :mamoru:
     
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    jared_IRL OT Supporter

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    well, the the flash to camera right is setup in wat would be called 'rembrant' lighting, because it casts the shadow of your nose across your cheek, but lights your eye, creating a triangle of light.

    and the flash to camera left would be setup for 'split' lighting, because it is setup to only light one side of your face.

    By YOUR powers combined, they are Captain Planet lighting!
     
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    two softboxes and one ceiling bounce for fill
     
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    Do you have examples of said lighting technique? I can only picture a lot of shadows and a rimlight. :hs:
     
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    thats split lighting, without the 2nd light that whole half of his face wouldn't be lit. Rembrandt would need to be brought more towards the camera, and would look better with the light raised up more
     
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    ya, this was what i was trying to do, but failed

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    is this the type of lighting you are talking about? i used two strobes with two large silver reflectors...you can figure out the rest :p
     
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    :bowdown::rofl:
     
  19. turbodude

    turbodude Just a photographer OT Supporter

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    Well its easy to see why. Notice how in the image you wanted, the person is facing the camera head on. You posed tilted to the camera, therefor light spilled on more on one side of your face then the other. Also there is a background light in that one.


    Besides the image has more then three lights in it. I would say 4, one background, one from each side, and one large lightsround from above the camera. hence the shadow under the hat and the sleeves. Also teh lights from teh sides probably have flags or grid spots because notice how strong the rim is on the face, but is very faint on the arms
     

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