The One Dramatic Lighting Technique You Need to Know

The One Dramatic Lighting Technique You Need to Know

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At Aputure, we’re always talking about lighting, be it narrative lighting, commercial lighting, or cinematic lighting. We’ve talked about one light setups, two light setups, three point lighting setups, and more. Today, we’re going to switch it up and talk about the concept of taking away light, and why taking away light might just be the best thing you can do for more dramatic lighting techniques.

In today’s episode of Ask Aputure, Ted from the A-Team teaches us about a dramatic lighting technique known as negative fill, and how negative fill can be one of the most powerful tools you can use for your narrative, dramatic documentary interview, or music video. Learn all about the theory and technique of negative fill, and see some practical and creative applications.

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