Flash project Master sidelight
Jason Parnell-Brookes finds the sweet spot for lighting a model against a dark backdrop
Get someone to stand next to a window, then see how the light falls across their face, with highlights on one side and shadows on
another. This is sidelight. Push that window back farther behind the subject and you have an extreme angle of sidelight. Push it further still and you create backlight.
Somewhere between the two extreme angles of sidelight and backlight, you’ll find a sweet spot that creates a beautiful accent of light across your subject. This is the angle at which you want to place your light…