2nd October 2019


What is cross lighting?

Cross lighting is nothing more than using two light sources that oppose each other in their direction. I say light sources, instead of strobes, because It is important to remember that if you are photographing outdoors with one strobe, you really have two lights.

Similarly, it is asked, what is studio lighting in photography?

Ambient light can also be used for lighting in an indoor photo shoot, either with or without a flash. It could be used as a rim light from behind, pulling your subject away from the background while you light up their face with an on camera flash.

What is a kicker in lighting?

A kicker light is an accent light that highlights the edges of a subject. A hair light is a type of kicker, as it is pointed at a subject's hair from behind or the side to add non-frontal illumination intended to accent that part of the subject. An interchangeable term for “kicker light” is “rim light.”

What is broad lighting used for?

Broad lighting is when the subject's face is slightly turned away from centre, and the side of the face which is toward the camera (is broader) is in the light. This produces a larger area of light on the face, and a shadow side which appears smaller. Broad lighting is sometimes used for “high key” portraits.
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