Lighting Daytime Exteriors

Lighting Daytime Exteriors

6 Seasons

Lighting Day Exteriors was created by Shane Hurlbut, ASC to demystify the art of using natural and artificial light in day environments. Shane reveals his playbook that has taken him over 25 years to perfect in the art of lighting and balancing day exterior work. Using his proven methodology, this tutorial gives you the necessary tools to increase your speed, expand your skill set, and help gain confidence while shooting outside.

You will learn:

✔️ How to plan your shoot around the path of the sun
✔️ How to extend your dawn and dusk
✔️ How to create longer sunsets
✔️ How to use natural bounce light
✔️ Location scouting and what to look for
✔️ How to find locations that light themselves
✔️ How to use reflectors and mirror boards to redirect the sun
✔️ How to use light and color meters to help balance sunlight and shadow
✔️ How to match artificial light with natural sunlight
✔️ How to shape daylight with the use of negative fill
✔️ Secret techniques to filter and transform your day exterior work

This course includes detailed written breakdowns, top down lighting schematics, top down blocking schematics, script pages and side by side comparisons.

Lighting Daytime Exteriors
  • How to Light Walk and Talks

    Episode 1

    Watch as Shane explains the position of the sun and the setup for each of the four shots as the ladies enter the corral. Learn how to set yourself up for success with beautiful backlight while paying attention to shadowing, and adding fill light as necessary.

  • How To Shape Natural Light with Negative Fill

    Episode 2

    Watch as Shane explains how he shot the ladies talking as they place the saddle down on the sawhorse at 12:30pm, when the sun was directly behind the actors and about to be too high in the sky, but still manageable. Learn the theory behind shooting when the sun is right. Learn how to shape the na...

  • How To Change the Direction of the Sun for Close Ups

    Episode 3

    Shane explains how to make a beautiful close up using natural light. Learn how to shape the light with negative fill and diffusion overhead frames. Use mirror and reflector boards to change the direction of the sun. Watch as Shane does the final tweaks to finesse the close up.