Posted By craig on February 20, 2012
I’ve had questions on my lighting and given compliments on it on occasion. I’ve helped light sets using mixed lighting types with sometimes over 10 sources. Those can be fun to do and I learn I little bit every time. I’ve tended to use a 7 light set up on much of my current rig, but sometimes the K.I.S.S. approach just works the best. Lot’s of the time on small projects it’s just me, my gear, a subject, and a less than ideal location. I have to be able to move quickly and I’ve learned to appreciate the simpleness of some approaches, they can be just as effective, if not more so, in the end. I mean, a nice piece of meat* just needs some salt and pepper, some quick heat, and it tastes great. Simple, right?
Here is one of my all time favorite set ups when I’m traveling… it’s one light.
*not that my subjects are meat (unless they are) or that I’ve tasted them (unless I do (only when the first part of this statement is true does the second part come into play))