Ian Murray: The Portrait, Variations on 3-Point Lighting (part 3)

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…

Ian Murray: The Portrait, Variations on 3-Point Lighting (part 3)

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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

Lights used for this tutorial:
DLED4-BI, 40W focusing bicolor LED light head (with mini soft box)
DLH1000SPLUS, 1kW tungsten soft light with Panaura5 soft box
White, silver and soft-gold reflectors

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