Basic principles of lighting distribution for commercial product photography

2022-06-11 0 By

Teacher Chen Yue of Shenzhen commercial photography training class mentioned in product photography class that even if shooting the same product, but because of the use of different lighting methods, the shooting effect of the subject will be very different.For example, in the shooting process, in order to faithfully represent the subject and the overall lighting, but if deliberately created dark parts, part of the light to emphasize, will leave a strong impression.Image editing software can be used to make adjustments after the shooting, but image processing only plays a supporting role.Therefore, you need to learn to master lighting, that is, the control technology of light.Digital photography can be done with much less light.Especially in the film era of flash, tungsten lamp equipment, most of the output light, should be paid attention to when using.And because digital cameras are more sensitive to light entering the lens, you need to learn how to remove excess light.The amount of output light is another matter, because the lighting method itself, whether digital or film photography, does not need to be deliberately changed.When more than two light sources are used, the light that has the greatest impact on the subject is called the “primary light source” and the rest is called the “auxiliary light source”.Use an auxiliary light source to make up for the lack of light in dark areas, or to remove unwanted shadows or highlight only areas.It is important to use the auxiliary light source to complete the overall lighting distribution on the basis of clearly understanding which is the main light source.Direct light and Indirect Light Direct light refers to the light that directly irradiates the subject without any accessories on the photographic light source.Such light does not reflect or scatter, and the part of the light illuminated is in sharp contrast to the part of the shadow.Indirect light refers to light softened by reflection or scattering of direct light.This light can be balanced over a large area, so it does not create shadows easily.In commercial still photography, indirect light is used more frequently than direct light.