Key light on person
c. When lighting is natural, the light is coming from above. Therefore,
the key light is placed above and to the left or right front side of the
subject being lighted. This is from the camera's point of view (fig 1-2); note
the deep shadows present on the side of the face opposite the key light. When
the key light is set, the object will have very dark shadows on the side
opposite the key light.
d. The back light (fig 1-3) has several important functions. It helps to
distinguish between the shadow area of an object or subject and the background.
The back light also emphasizes the outline of the object, separating it from
the background. Thirdly, the back light adds dimension and gives sparkle to a
Back lighting a person