7 Qualities of Light (Everyone Needs to Know)

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    In this introductory lighting tutorial we’ll explore 7 qualities of light that everyone needs to know. After watching this video you’ll become familiar with the basic properties of light (direction, softness, intensity and others).

    Highlights of the lighting tutorial:

    1. Intensity

    light intensity

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    2. Color

    light color - lighting tutorial

    3. Softness

    lighting tutorial reflections

    lighting tutorial softness

    lighting tutorial softness vs distance

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    4. Direction

    lighting tutorial direction

    5. Texture

    light texture in blender

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    6. Coverage

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    7. Movement

    Links:

    The robot model provided by MasterXeon1001 (check out his awesome HardOps add-on for Blender too!)

    Direction & Quality of Light: Your Key to Better Portrait Photography Anywhere – an amazing book by Neil van Niekerk.

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    Over to You

    I think I mentioned it, but let me do it once again. Make sure to check out the amazing book by Neil van Niekerk: Direction & Quality of Light: Your Key to Better Portrait Photography Anywhere.  If you are into CG lighting, or want to improve your lighting skills as a photographer, this book provides an in-depth look at the basic qualities of light.

    And make sure to share this tutorial as well!

    • Tim Affram

      Gleb’s singing at the end tho 👌 …gave me goosebumps