Four Seasons Light Lab

Caribbean Summer

1) AP4720 @ 61%, 17 ft above deck, 3ft SR, 16 ft DS, 20ft throw, 34 degree elevation angle, 11 degree side angle

2)AP6300 @ 41%, 17 ft above deck, 3ft SL, 16 ft DS, 20ft throw, 34 degree elevation angle, 11 degree side angle

3) AP7420 @ 60%, 10 ft above deck, center, 16ft DS, 16ft throw, 14 degree elevation angle, direct back light

4) AP1050 @ 66%, 17ft above deck, center, 8ft DS, 14ft throw, 54 degree elevation angle, direct back light

For the Caribbean sun I tried to create a realistic radiant light. If you’re in bright sunlight white is often very reflective and bright, and I also tried to bring a certain brightness to the photo. I used mostly lights overhead because it is noon. I also tried to incorporate some blue hues that are so present in places like the Caribbean.

Gothic Easter

Backdrop Top: G450 @ 50%, AP1450 @ 50%
Backdrop Bottom: G970 @50%, AP2330 @75%
1)G510 @ 60%, 17ft above deck, 12ft SL, 16ft DS, 23ft throw, 29 degree elevation, 37 degree side
2)G480 @ 75%, 17ft above deck, 12ft SL, 8ft DS, 18ft throw, 37 degree elevation, 56 degree side
3)AP4300 @ 50%, 12ft above deck, 12ft SL, 8ft upstage, 16ft throw, 23 degree elevation, 56 degree back
4)G450 @ 50%, 12ft above deck, 12ft SR, 8ft upstage, 16ft throw, 23 degree elevation, 56 degree back
5)AP3550 @ 75%, 6ft above deck, 12ft SL, direct sidelight, 12ft throw, 0 elevation angle
6) AP3100 @ 45%, 6ft above deck, 12ft SR, direct sidelight, 12ft throw, 0 elevation angle
My idea for this one was to have most of the light coming from behind the model. Subtle shades of purple, pink, and yellow enter the scene low on the horizon because it is sunrise. There is also some light from the front to illuminate the face. There is a pinkish/purplish tinge to the shadow on the SR side of the model. This color adds some interesting aspects to the shadows.

Autumnal Vermont

Backdrop top: Yellow @ 25%, red @70%, green @75%, Magenta @25%
Backdrop bottom: AP4500@ 25%, Red @ Full, G570 @20%, G460 @ 10%
1) R4330 @ 75%, 12ft above deck, 12ft SL, 8ft DS, 16ft throw, 23?elevation angle, 56? side angle
2) R3308 @ 40%, 12ft above deck, 12ft SR, 8ft DS, 16ft throw, 23?elevation angle, 56? side angle
3) R4590 @ 40%, 12ft above deck, 12ft SR, direct sidelight, 13ft throw, 27? elevation angle
4) R26 @ 25%, 1ft above deck, 12ft SR, 8ft DS, 15ft throw, -19?elevation angle, 56? side angle
5) R4590 @ 75%, 6ft above deck, 12ft SR, 8ft DS, 14ft throw, 0? elevation, 56? side angle, gobo
6) R4590 @ FL, 6ft above deck, 12ft SR, direct sidelight, 12ft throw, 0?elevation angle, gobo
I placed most of the lights SR of the model to make it look as if the light was coming from one direction. The lights are also not too high above the horizontal, similar to a sunset low on the horizon. I added gobos because I imagined there would be shadows from trees as the light passes through, much like my photo. Hues of yellow, orange, and red dominate the photo.
Before the Snow

Backdrop top: AP2040 @ 25%, AP1900 @ FL

Backdrop bottom: AP2200 @ 50%, AP2330 @ 75%

1) AP4650 @ FL, 12ft above deck, 12ft SL, direct sidelight, 13ft throw, 27 degree elevation angle

2)AP4650 @ 50%, 12ft above deck, 12ft SR, direct sidelight, 13ft throw, 27 degree elevation angle

3)AP2140 @ 25%, 10ft above deck, 6ft SL, 16ft DS, 18ft throw, 13 degree elevation, 21 degree side

4)AP4600 @ 25%, 10ft above deck, 6ft SR, 16ft DS, 18ft throw, 13 degree elevation, 21 degree side

5)AP2330 @ 75%, 10ft above deck, center, 16ft DS, 16ft throw, 14 degree elevation, direct back light

I tried to match the pictures tones of blue, gray, and purple (I made the backdrop a bit too dark). A blue-gray light that seems chilly comes over the model, similar to the mix of colors in the clouds. I tried to create a cool, natural light from above with some blue highlights on either side to accentuate the cold.

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