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EASY Cinematic Lighting Types​

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It’s time to sculpt faces, add drama, and create moods that mesmerise, all with the flick of a switch. My inspiration came from the incredibly talented @jesil_ok 

1. Rembrandt: The Dramatic look
 Key Light: Position a softbox slightly above and to the side of your subject, creating a triangle of light on the cheek opposite the light source.
Fill Light: Add a subtle fill light opposite the key to soften shadows without losing the Rembrandt triangle.
2. Butterfly: Soft & Serene beauty
Key Light: Place a large softbox directly above your subject, mimicking the gentle glow of a window.
Fill Light: Use a reflector or a small softbox below to bounce light back onto the face and eliminate harsh under-eye shadows.
3. Split: Edgy & Bold
Key Light: Divide the face in half with a narrow beam of light, like a snoot or gridded softbox, creating a stark contrast between light and shadow.
Fill Light: Optional, but a touch of fill light on the shadowed side can add depth without compromising the split effect.
4. Rim: Luminous Outlines
Background Light: Place a strong light behind your subject to create a luminous halo around their hair and shoulders.
Key Light: Use a softbox positioned slightly to the side to illuminate the face without overpowering the rim light.
5. Low Key: Moody & Mysterious sometimes scary
Key Light: Dim the lights! Use a single, low-angle spotlight to dramatically illuminate a small portion of the face, leaving the rest in darkness.

Fill Light: Keep it minimal. A touch of fill can add intrigue, but too much will break the low-key mood.

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