23. Dramatic single light shadows The results from this single light setup are unbelievable and can even be achieved in a small studio space. We show exactly how to control one light to yield this dramatic and impactful result. Comments July 4, 2017 Log in to Reply Pradeep Somanahalli Crazy.. July 15, 2017 Log in to Reply Ashraf Yassin What is the difference in effect between the 2 blackboards (Aperture) and a barn door?? July 15, 2017 Log in to Reply Karl Taylor Hi Ashraf, too much light spills out of the sides of the barn doors and due to the physics of light and casting a shadow the light needs to emanate from a point light source. With barn doors they would need to be attached to a standard reflector which stops it being a point light source. Also the further away the point light source is away from the aperture then the better the shadow will be. See chapter 17 of ‘Light Source’ for a further example. August 8, 2017 Log in to Reply Tony Blackwell This is absolutely brilliant. August 25, 2017 Log in to Reply Guillaume DIZENGREMEL The light is from below and it is still looking great. Why is this case working ? August 25, 2017 Log in to Reply Karl Taylor In this case it is a full length shot and not a close up portrait, she is also mostly in profile and the camera is also shooting from low. I wouldn’t recommend this lighting position for a conventional portrait for reasons explained in the ’emotion of light’ chapter. August 31, 2017 Log in to Reply Gerry Rousseau Yes, this is absolutely brilliant, I could actually see the light being shaped and controlled as if it were a liquid………. very exciting. September 1, 2017 Log in to Reply Karl Taylor Thanks Gerry September 16, 2017 Log in to Reply Raman J do NASA call you when they have some issues with light physics :). thats totally mesmerising and honour to learn from you. thanks for cutting down the prices. September 18, 2017 Log in to Reply Karl Taylor 🙂 September 28, 2017 Log in to Reply Luciana Rizzi Hi Karl, could this be achieved by using a Farnell Light and the use of the barn doors if I had a white walls/Floor studio like in the video? thank you luciana September 28, 2017 Log in to Reply Karl Taylor Hi Luciana, no it would need to be done in an enclosed box to stop the light bouncing around the studio. October 18, 2017 Log in to Reply Geoff Guthro Your understanding of light and light/shadow control is impeccable. Thank you so much. October 20, 2017 Log in to Reply Martin Howard Brilliant! January 3, 2018 Log in to Reply Jonathan Bailey Brilliant demonstration. Can you tell me, what are the gray color floor brackets you use to support the boards and other larger styrofoam light blocking panels I’ve seen in your other videos? January 3, 2018 Log in to Reply Karl Taylor Hi Jonathan, I had these made at my local metal workshop to hold polyboards February 2, 2018 Log in to Reply Babak Aghili OMG! Will try it this weekend… But one question: How did he decide on the “relative height” of the aperture flags around the light? February 5, 2018 Log in to Reply Karl Taylor Hi Babak, just how we do for most stuff like this, hold a card there and look at the result! 🙂 February 13, 2018 Log in to Reply Babak Aghili One last question on this: Url explained it but I didn’t understand what he said for the reasoning: He added something to the front of the strobe, what was it and why? Because thinking of recessed Profoto heads, I can either use the default recessed head OR I can add the Dome diffuser … But Urs added something hand made to the dome of the Siros..What was he trying to achieve there? Thanks. February 13, 2018 Log in to Reply Ben - (KTE Team) Hi Babak, was it the little piece of diffusion he added you are referring to? if so he added it just to diffuse the light a little to make it a tiny bit more even, the flash tube before any diffusion is a circular tube around the modelling light so would have been patchy but very minimally because no modifiers were being used February 21, 2018 Log in to Reply Babak Aghili yep that was it. Thank you. Comments You must be logged in to leave a comment.