Posts tagged natural light
Three Ways to Improve Your Cinematography in 2018

Control Your Light

I feel really old saying it but twenty years ago I started freelancing as a cinematographer. Everything was tungsten back then. I had some 1k fresnels, some cheap hardware store clamp lights, and 3-light Lowel kit. The majority of the light I was working with was hard and at the time my idea of softening it was bouncing it off a wall or a ceiling. 

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The Biggest Lesson I Learned About Cinematography

Every so often I take a look back at some of my older work, sometimes for nostalgia, but mostly to try and gauge if I'm improving as a cinematographer and editor. For the most part, my ability to create visuals and tell a cohesive story has grown tremendously, particularly in the last four years, now that I do this full-time. But the question I keep asking myself is, where did that growth come from? I've finally found the answer, but before I tell you, let me back up a bit.

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