Tuesday, June 06, 2006

06/06/06: Using subtractive lighting

What is subtractive lighting?

Subtractive lighting is just like it sounds -- it is a way to remove light from a particular subject. Often you'll encounter shooting situations where the light is too harsh or unflattering...use a "gobo," a scrim, or "black card" (light blocking instruments), you can shade or diffuse your subject until the lighting is more suitable. You can also improvise -- try using a piece of foam core or posterboard!


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