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Illuminated Pixels by Virginia Wisslar

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Chapter 12Three-Point Lighting and Beyond

Figure 12.1 Margalo from Stuart Little 2 lit with three-point lighting.

Image(© 2002 Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Courtesy of Columbia Pictures.)

An old adage says, “You should know the rules before you break them.”

IN THIS CHAPTER:

12.1 Three-Point LightingAn in-depth look at three-point lighting, with a focus on digital application.

12.2 Beyond Three-Point LightingHow the basic three-point setup may be modified to light a wide variety of scenes.

When first approaching a scene, lighters may initially have a hard time deciding where to place the lights in order to get the best look. ...

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