Lighting tutorial part 4: indoor and artificial lighting


Hi there,

just to reply to that last post, I got most of my knowledge about lighting through observation, although photography was a huge help in getting me to notice stuff - painting even more so for the really subtle things.

My book is finished finally - sorry it’s taken so long! It will be coming out in the spring and it has two chapters devoted to creating mood and setting the scene, as well as a chapter on composition and staging. When it comes out I will post links for anyone who might want to buy it, I expect it will be in April 2009.


wow! i LOVE this tutorial! very refined.


This is absolutely what i need. Your opening statement says that it might not be needed, hogwash, “to those who may think so”.

I am a fully fledged newb and proud of it lol :eek: and my biggest drama is rendering, i can extrude, bend, stretch and scratch my … all at the same time but rendering just simply freaks me out and it’s holding me back, Seriously…

Now that i’ve found your writings on light, i will have a good understanding of where i’m going wrong, with lighting and camera setups, thanks very much.


PS: make sure you put the book details here so i can buy it, also can i recommend a PDF version :curious:


it’s so awesome thanks for the detail tutorial


Excelent. thanks alot for the tutorial!!


Nice work buddy Can you send me this tutorial


This is fantastic! Well written and easy to understand.
I got more out of reading your tutorials than I got out of reading several books on lighting.
Thanks a lot for sharing these!


wow, this is very in depth and informative. i cant thank you enough for this write up on lighting :thumbsup:


vrey nice tutorial,thanks


This looks like the place to post this, i just did a simple 3 point lighting tutorial on my blog, i’m not the biggest lighting person if anybody has any tips or advice or places to go for lighting places pls send me a msg!

thanks in advance!




This tutorial is fantastic. Looking forward to the book. Thanks!


very very thankful to u.


thanks… this is just what i was looking for.


great work.


Sweet tutorial man, thx.


great tutorial.


Thanks so much for these tutorials :slight_smile: :bounce:


Really cool tutorial, thanks so much.



Very Helpful .