Colors of the Night (Expectations)
Building the Visual Interest
Part 1/4 Base Lighting
Provide low-key lighting
Part 2/4 Interior lighting
Set up the main subject
Part 3/4 Architectural lighting
Highlight the main structural elements
Part 4/4 Landscape Lighting
Create the tonal gradation
Northern WispsThis image is entirely about showing the interior light that’s visible through the translucent fabric. Furthermore, the light is captured by water reflections, but it’s pretty much it. HDRI is set to be very weak. In this example, there is no architectural nor landscape lighting whatsoever, but it works perfectly. Less is more. One more thing, though, simple compositions allow for more dramatic backdrop integration, and this image features it very well.
Hoodoo HouseThe landscape lighting plays a crucial role in this tent rocks scene. Firstly, regular pool illumination brings the rhythm, establishes depth, and builds an attention point. Secondly, the lights cast from various nooks provide visual hints about how the building and nature penetrate one another. We can also notice a fully illuminated interior space because that grounds the visual interest at the center of the piece.
Henge Hill HouseSurprisingly enough, this image is built upon base lighting mostly. The diffused blue hour hdri lighting is all it takes to bring that scene to life. The reason for that is a composition rich in shape and color contrasts. Subtle interior and landscape lights cast are a minor touch that makes space more habitable and luxurious.
Colors of the Night (Artistic)
Why the Night Seems Below 3500K?
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