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Friday, May 02, 2008



If you really want tips on shtooing in sunlight, just watch a Ridley Scott film that is shot mostly during the daytime and outside. The most recent one, Body of lies, really uses daylight creatively in every exterior shot. Just by watching the shot it's easy enough to see where the sun is, where the bounced light is coming from and where the stage lights are, if any. No better teacher then the best in the biz. P.S for night shots, you can never have too much extension cord

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