Why is it that 3d artists seem to be obsessed about daytime scenarios. It dominates every portfolio and you see it all over your Instagram feed. Are day shots really that important?
Well, consider this:
What kind of setting do your clients typically anticipate for their exterior shots? What kind of lighting setup do the envision?
I’d say, It’s safe to assume that around 70 to 80 percent of the time, they picture a daytime scene. No wonder. In the daytime scenario, we show the entire space while it’s being used the most. That is during the day. Mastering this scenario is basically a must-have since the demand for such shots is so huge.
Commercial demand aside, the day should be a priority for us artists for several compelling reasons too.
First of all, if you truly understand it, you can take this scenario to a whole new level, and stand out from the competition. Secondly, the day scenario combines many elements, that let you grow artistically in different directions. It’s essentially a creative sandbox where you are compelled to tackle multiple challenges at the same time.
Lastly, when you master the essentials of daytime scenarios, you’ll understand better how composition, lighting, and color work together. Those will all become handy in other scenarios as well.
So today, we’ll show you a few key elements of daytime lighting setup. All served in small chunks, so hopefully, you won’t get overwhelmed at any stage. Also, we’ve included many references to additional resources like articles and videos, allowing you to grow in all the departments.
Ok, so what’s the daytime lighting really all about? Let’s find out together!