Side Lighting

In our lighting unit, our class has been experimenting with single light setups. We've been taking photos where only one half of a subject is lit. This is an example of low key lighting. To get side lighting we used a dark background and a single light with a reflective umbrella. The subject had to face towards the light in different ways to get this effect. What we were really looking for is light fall-off, where light fades from light to totally black across an image. We think these images look professional, and were surprised at how simple this setup could be.

Thalia + Sisco, Grades 10 + 11