One Sun

I think it was Joe Glyda that instilled in me the fact (which should have been obvious) that there is only one Sun. Trying to make you lighting too complicated can leave you with images that visually don’t make a lot of sense. Things like shadows going in two directions just isn’t natural. I’ve been paring back my lighting to just a basic one light setup. Recently I saw a video by Daniel Norton that made lighting as simple as it can get. One strobe light and one small reflector that came with the light, one sun.

Mums. – XT2 Fujifilm X-T2 Fujinon XF50-140mm F2.i R LM OIS WR ISO 200 1/200sec at F14 71mm

I placed the light on camera left and high flr about a 45 degree angle down to the flowers. Then it was just a matter of getting the lights power and the aperature correct. Not a lot of post processing needed to get the affect of sunlight on the flowers. I used a small black v flat at an angle behind. Simple lighting is the best.

Shot with Fujifilm X-T2 and Fujinon XF50-140mm F2.i R LM OIS WR at Amazon