O'Reilly logo

Location Lighting for Television by Alan Bermingham

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

15

Lighting in the Real World

15.1   Basic Observations

So far we have considered formal presentations, with the lighting aim to produce pictures with an open and honest look. In the real world the need is to light in a given environment or perhaps to create a particular environment. Generally, the aim is to create the illusion of reality, not necessarily reality. For example, a domestic interior may be lit with a single central overhead light. If one used only this lighting treatment or created the same effect it would be less than satisfactory, resulting in very steep ‘toppy’ lighting.

In the real world, in an interior most people are lit by softlight not hard light. Every window provides a source of light from natural lighting during the ...

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required