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How to Use Mirrors for Environmental Video Lighting

A mirror probably isn’t your first thought when it
comes to photographic accessories, but they can be really useful for outdoor
lighting. Reflections from mirrors do need to be handled carefully though and
in this lesson, we’ll look at the best ways to use them.

As a filmmaker, you know
how important it is to get your lighting right, but this can only really come
from a good understanding of how light works. Knowing what you want to achieve
is half the battle.



If you found this video useful, then check out the
full course: Environmental
Lighting for Video
. You’ll find fourteen more video
lessons just like this one, each detailing lighting questions and issues you
may have when making your video. You’ll learn how to position your subject and
extra lights, how to diffuse light, and how to handle potential problems like direct
sunlight and harsh shadows. The course also details various lighting setups and
helps you create your own tools.

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