Need to recreate the look of moonlight, firelight, or something crazy like lighting? This tutorial will help you.
Cardinal rule of lighting: You can never know too many lighting effects. The tricky thing about that though is finding resources out there that teach you how to pull them off. Lucky for you Aputure is back with yet another video in which cinematographer Julia Swain breaks down how to create four different natural lighting effects, including moonlight, firelight, lighting, and water reflections. Check it out below:
The great thing about Swain’s approach to these effects is that they’re relatively simple to pull off, and they utilize LEDs, which are cool, require little power, and can usually be found at low prices. You’ll need one or two lights, some gels, and some modifiers (namely a reflector) to be able to recreate these lighting tricks.