Lighting Technique:

The Power of X [VIDEO]

Summary: Ryan shows you a quick and easy lighting method that can be mastered in one minute and easily applied to any video or film production.

Length: 3:53 minutes

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11 replies
  1. willk
    willk says:

    Hey Ryan, really interesting video, can’t believe what a difference such a seemingly small change of lighting position can make.
    What was the diffusion you used in 2.15sec into the video, it looks like a square sheet that you’re shooting through? is this to soften the light more to match the illusion of the window light?


    • Ryan E. Walters
      Ryan E. Walters says:

      Thanks – Glad you found that helpful. Many times it the little things that can make a big difference. 🙂

      As for the diffusion frame, that was a 4′ x 4′ Full Grid Cloth. You are correct that it was added to match the feeling of the window light. Ideally, I would have liked to put my frame of 6×6 Full Grid Cloth there, to make it a bigger source. But due to space, I was limited to a 4×4 rag. (I used a 6×6 rag on the interview setup)

  2. Slacks10ten
    Slacks10ten says:

    This is great; thanks!

    I’m setting up to shoot real estate stills (for now); the way I see it good lighting is good lighting no matter the context, so very much appreciate learning from you guys. Again – thank you!

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