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  • Step 4-Light Temperature

    In this stage of lighting study, focus on light temperature. Learn how to evaluate more backplate examples in Photoshop, to determine what lighting and modifiers will enable you to capture cohesive color temperature in camera. Explore the usage of CTO gel and white balance manipulation when light...

  • Step 5-Lens Identification

    For this stage of the process, learn to examine a backplate and identify the lens used during image capture. Maximize EXIF data to learn what aperture, ISO, and shutter speed were used to understand the image perspective, depth of field, compression and rolloff. Build on this knowledge to establi...

  • Step 6-Subject Placement

    In this final step of the lighting checklist, put all of the steps together to understand the intricate and inextricable relationship between the lighting of a background plate and your subject captures. When creating your own custom backplates for compositing images, learn the value of creating ...