I am a very big fan of his photographer because of his subtle but captivating light setups.
Below you may get a glimpse on how I
. I hope that it provides you insight on how to see light for yourself.
In the order of how I plan to replicate this lighting setup in my upcoming Light Steps series.
EDGE LIGHT (BLUE)
- Lighting Clues: Soft outline on ushers shoulders concentrated on camera left.
- Aperture: +2
- Location: Back camera left light concentration
- Distance: 10 feet from Subject
- Light Modifier: Softbox – non grid
FILL LIGHT (YELLOW)
- Lighting Clues: Camera right usher cheek lighter than camera left cheek. Eye catch light.
- Aperture: -2
- Location: Camera Right
- Distance: 3-4 Feet horizontal and 1 foot above subjects head
- Light Modifier: Strobe with Grid and white diffusion filter
MAIN LIGHT (GREEN)
- Lighting Clues: Rembrandt lighting camera left exposes for camera left cheek and hands. So it must be directly camera left to provide enough light for the hands and wrists.
- Aperture: Base
- Location: Camera Left
- Distance: 3-4 Feet horizontal and 2 feet above subjects head
- Light Modifier: Softbox with Grid
BACKGROUND LIGHT (PURPLE)
- Lighting Clues: The edge light produced from the background light reveals how soft the light.
- Aperture: +2
- Location: Center Back
- Distance: 20 feet horizontal and leveled with subjects head
- Light Modifier: White transparent drape.
Why don’t you give it a try and then see if you are right by checking out the series called Light Steps where I actually show how I am able to replicate this image and break down the lighting in steps.