Free Photography Lighting Tutorial: How to Light Like a Cinematographer
The trick is not to look at studio lighting as anything other than mimicking natural light. But how do you mimic natural light?
The answer lies in breaking down the light into 4 key components, then copying those components using off-camera flashes and strobes. The 4 components of light are:
• The Color of the light
• The Intensity of the light
• The Angle of the light
• The Quality of the light
But why would I want to learn to light like a cinematographer?
Why not? Cinematographers are the photographers behind the movies and the best at faking and recreating natural looking light with artificial light sources.
Text, image and video via Joel Dryer