Lighting could be the most challenging part in photography. Many photos losing their message because the lighting setting wasn’t right. Maybe that the reason why we still need a prefessional photo service. But, if you have willing to learn how to make a lighting as a pro and in a cheap way, you better still here.
Using a natural light needs creativity, such as using a door or even the window. As you know, the light that comes out from window generally provides a good gradation. The light will dramatically changes your mood. And the important is, you don’t need any expensive photography tools to create this special moment. You can produces various types of lighting by doing this.
Dark and Moody Lighting
This type of lighting usually gives you a dramatic combination between dark and light in the result. With this dark and moody lighting, the viewer will be push to focus on object matter. This object photo becomes the main point and surrounding by a magical darkness.
This technique is created to produce direct light to side of object while the background and the back-drop still covering by a shadow. You can use a black board to create this condition and some tape to help you blocking the light from the window.
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Bright and Ethereal Lighting
This is the most style that used by many photographer and becomes trending technique. This lighting type using a lot of lights and creates some freshness to a photo object. Bright and airy lighting mostly used by food photographer and summer time will be good time to time.
Bright lighting is good to representing in object that focuses on, because there will be no distraction trough the lighting. You can produces a generous object highlight by the light that come out over backdrop. This technique also allows you to create less shadow around the object.
If you seeking to achieve consistency, or high quality images, you may use this even lighting. In a simple term, even lighting gives you flexible backdrop, style, and color. To set an even lighting, you need a light box and big white board.
To produces natural lighting, place the white board directly facing the window and close to the object. This will reflect the light from the window and brighten the object in the both side. The light from the window is a bit stronger than from reflections, and it will gives you a natural soft lighting of the object.