I wound up using the DOF in my October contest WIP entry but I’ll explore it in more depth in my next series of exercises.
Making an entry for the contest reminded me of an important principle which I had forgotten:
light the set first, then the actors. No wonder I’d been going nuts trying to get good lighting with a pool party scene I’d been practicing on
After trying different lights for each “camera setup” I went with the “sun” which was composed of several lights and just kept turning them off till I got the light/shadow mix that I wanted then played around with the light intensity as needed.
Renders of a girl on an airbed. Pretty straight forward, considering I had to bring the levels way down for blondie since she’s so light
skinned. Actually increased the levels for the brunette.
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