With two of the four sessions of the lighting workshop now completed it’s definitely time to determine the theme or concept for the final session on 28/February. It’s been suggested to have some challenge or concept for the last session, and this might take some planning. It’s also possible to have several ideas or concepts to work to or recap some existing themes.
- Shoot a CD/Album cover
- Shoot a commercial / advertising piece – theme needed
If you like these or have other ideas put a mention in the comments on this post. (the comment box is a bit further down the page)
By way of inspiration here’s a music video from youtube that has ‘gone viral’ with almost 44 million plays since the beginning of January. However apart from the music why not take a look at the lighting. There’s the obvious ceiling light in the centre of the frame, but my guess is that there is is a single table lamp low down maybe even on the floor infront of the girl or slightly more toward the middle. It’s also quite close as it falls off quite a bit by the time it reaches the right side of the frame and the guy with the hat. Look at the shadows on the wall behind them all, they are clearly above the height of the musicians so the light must be below them. In general when trying to work out where lights are the shadows are often the best guide. Of course for some portraits it’s possible to see the light being used in the models eye.