How To See Light Like A Cinematographer, Create Better Lighting For Your Photos



Les Misérables

Orlando, Florida-based photographer Doug Jackson delves the worlds of photography and film to uncover how you can create better lighting during a photoshoot by taking cues from key lighting principles in cinematography.

Deviating from shooting in just natural light, Jackson explored the wider language of lighting from the eyes of a cinematographer that includes characteristics like direction, color, quality and intensity, all of which are responsible for shaping an audience’s perception of an atmosphere, the nature of a particular scene and reliability of characters.

Take a look at some of the notes from Jackson’s lighting journals and view more here.



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The English Patient



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