Capturing light is at the heart of any video production. Cameras rely on sensors designed to be sensitive to light in order capture an image either still or moving. It wasn’t long after the invention of camera technology that image-makers began to notice the impact of light sources on their images.
But even today, hundreds of years after the invention of cameras, understanding for the practice of lighting is still developing. With the addition of digital workflows, many established practices have also been updated to accommodate the trade offs when working without film.