Quality lighting is one of the most important elements of any professional looking project. Lighting contributes considerably to the emotional response an audience has watching a motion picture. Today we rounded up 20 Lighting Tutorials to help you go beyond basic exposure into the essence of visual storytelling.

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Reading the Histogram (Photography in 90 Seconds) from E. Wilding on Vimeo.

Lesson 3: Lighting & Colour – tutorial from FíS Community on Vimeo.

Tech Tip – Basic Lighting Units from Framelines TV on Vimeo.

DSLR Episode #6: How to Remove Horizontal Band Lines from DSLR Footage from Caleb Pike on Vimeo.

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David Kagan

Hey, great videos about DIY lighting. Does anyone know where I can get some hands-on experience with lighting in film?


the basic is ok but we expect more

John P. Hess

I can load them all… You may want to click on the titles and go to their pages on Vimeo.


Looks like a good article but most of the videos would not load. The one that would play was really good though. What happened to the others?

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