How to Use the Sun for Soft and Flattering Outdoor Video Lighting

As a filmmaker, you know how important it is to get your lighting right, but this can only really come from a good understanding of how light works. Knowing what you want to achieve is half the challenge!

How to Use the Sun for Soft and Flattering Outdoor Video Lighting

We’ve looked at using sunlight directly, but what happens when the light is too strong? Diffusing light can let just enough in to soften the light and make it useable. In this lesson we’ll cover how and when to use a diffuser: light when your subject is in the sun or when you need to soften the sun as a backlight.

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How to Use the Sun for Soft and Flattering Outdoor Video Lighting

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