Where to place the lights in relation to the subject is crucial to achieving results. Here we look at several different lighting setups – from classic 3 point lighting to alternative 3 point lighting technique; ear side key; far side key; how to use fill light effectively; and achieving the classic Hollywood beauty and glamour look.
“The classic beauty lighting technique is diffusing an on nose key position just above the lens. This minimises wrinkles, double chins, large noses, jowls, and emphasises cheek bones. It’s the classic technique.”
Ian Murray, Cinematographer