c. Side lighting, often called edge lighting, is to the side of the
subject or object (fig 4-8). Using a side light in conjunction with the front
light will reduce the harsh shadow areas. General shape will be emphasized if
the light is at the 3 o'clock position or the 9 o'clock position.
lighting can caricature as well as emphasize detail and distort it.
5. Intensity is varied by changing distance between light and subject or
Intensity can be changed by using another size light or by using
dimmers. However, too much dimming will affect the color quality.
Do not forget shadows.
a. Avoid positioning the talent directly in the sun. The sun should be
behind the camera.
Shady areas with indirect lighting are good for outdoor
shooting. An even distribution of light cuts down on too much contrast.
If the overall
baselight is not too low, you should not have a problem with sharp difference
between the shadows and the lit areas.
7. There are three main lights, key, back, and fill, used in three-point
lighting. The first is the key light.