Shooting in Low Light:

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Shooting day for night:

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Traditionally, cinematographers and DOPs (Director of Photography) use three types of light source – Key, Fill and Back (sometimes called rim light or hair light).

When used together we call it three point lighting. The position of the lights will vary depending on what kind of effect you are going for and you are encouraged to experiment with how you light your subjects and your scenes. Here are some basic guidelines:

Basic Three point light set up:


Here is how it looks:


High Key light:

high key


Low Key Light


Rear window

Back Light




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