Lighting Basics – Direction of Light and Lighting Patterns, Monday Morning Cup of Mo, Episode 06

Loop lighting is when the light casts a small loop-shaped shadow down from the nose. It is one of the most pleasing and flattering lighting patterns.

Loop lighting is when the light casts a small loop-shaped shadow down from the nose. It is one of the most pleasing and flattering lighting patterns.

The new year is time to refresh, revisit and revitalize.  In this week’s episode of MMCOM, I revisit the importance of light direction, what I think is the most important aspect of lighting. We can talk about light quality (soft or hard, specularity, etc.) until we are blue in the face, but if the light is coming from the wrong direction or is not placed properly, nothing else really matters.

Check out the recorded versions of my LIVE Periscope broadcast to learn about:

  • light direction
  • lighting patterns such as loop lighting, Rembrandt/closed loop lighting, butterfly, and split
  • the difference between short and broad light

Excuse the video quality as these live Periscope broadcasts are shot on my iPhone and it sometimes has difficulty with high contrast lighting situations.  But the info is high quality!

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