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A Shot in the Dark: A Creative DIY Guide to Digital Video Lighting on (Almost) No Budget by Jay Holben

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Position of Light

If you are pointing a camera at talent, you can define positions on a horizontal plane around the talent like numbers on a clock face, with the talent sitting in the center of the clock and the camera at the 6:00 position.

Using a clock face to identify lighting positions around a subject: the camera is at the 6:00 position with the talent in the center of the clock face.

I’ll demonstrate the look of lighting positions around the clock face with the help of actress and model Lisa Jay and using a single Fresnel light. For the sake of this demonstration, I’m going to use a hard light source to help accentuate the differences ...

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