5 Lights, camera, action!
With preparations water tight and the gremlins booted out the door, you’re now ready for your directorial debut. To achieve a professional result, lighting is key. Here, a chiaroscuro atmosphere is created with a powerful single light source. I use professional softbox lights on tripods to develop a sunny mid-afternoon light. Workmen lights from hardware stores are a budget option, or check the weather and use the sun for free. Although Nima and Alana did most of the work on this painting, I still needed to study anatomy to make subtle changes at the art stage.