Room Lighting For Commercial Photography

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For commercial photography, room lighting should be generally very even across the entire space, as everything in the room is being showcased, and every aspect of the room should be well-lit. Light up a room for commercial photography, keeping in line with the client's desired look, with information from a professional art and commercial photographer in this free video on photography.

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Hi, I'm Rebecca Guenther with www.m5a1photography.com, and I'm going to talk to you about room lighting in commercial photography. So when you're shooting commercial photography and you're going to shoot a room, it's probably going to be everything in the room is for sale. Which means you're going to want to make sure that everything is well lit, that no one thing is more important than another unless of course one object is the feature of the room. So you're going to want to make sure that the room is set up in a pleasing way, so that it's aesthetically interesting to look at, but also nothing too strange because in the commercial world it is a general rule that you want things to be familiar to who you're marketing to. So when you're shooting all of this, once you get the set all set up and everything and get everything where you want it, you want the lighting to be very even, you as a general rule don't want random streaks of light coming from anywhere. You don't want anything that's light to be too blown or too light. You don't want anything that's dark to be too dark or to go so black that you can't see the details even in an object that might be black. You can also play with a little bit if your client particularly wants there to be a feeling of okay, maybe there's a warm glow of a fireplace, so you're going to want to use a little bit of warmer light there and that would be okay, or maybe sometimes they want to show the lamp casting light on something and that's okay too. It's sort of up to you as the photographer to listen to the client, hear what they're saying, interpret it and execute it as well as you can. And that's just a little bit about room lighting in commercial photography.

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