Two Zone/Mixed Lighting

written by: John Welzenbach

A two zone/mixed lighting set up is one of the simplest to design and create. It’s visually captivating with infinitely diverse applications. Easily controllable, yet unpredictable, it can add drama, whimsy, or elusive sensuality to a photograph. Two zone/mixed lighting refers to two different lighting sources, isolated in two distinct zones to create a single photograph. Zone 1 affects only foreground subject and Zone 2 only affects the background. It’s the combination of the light sources and your creativity that gives you a unique result in the final image. The Basics: • Physical separation isolates one light zone from the Read more »