View Full Version : What is the best way to light up a out door NIGHT TIME scene for a still image?

04-18-2007, 07:19 PM
Hey guys, I want to know what is the best way to light up a out door night time scene for a 'still image', i'm ok with lighting up daytime scene but not night time, i know that in day time, we are supposed to use a soft yellow light as a key light on top and a blue light as a fill light on the side and a soft white light as a rim light in the back, and the result is good! but i have never light up a NIGHT time scene before, so does anyone got any good lighting tricks or tips for a out door night time scenescene?

Here's what i'm trying to achieve, i want a very spooky atmostphere/lighting, my scene has got lots of old trees, old stones and a car driving past, so i'm trying to achieve a lighting that creates a spooky mood and feel, has anyone seen the animation 'the corpse bride' or 'the nightmare before christmas'?
here are some screen shots showing off the animation's lighting,
2, (http://www.oxfordstudent.com/article_images/145/6315/timb.jpg )
3, (http://corpsebridemovie.warnerbros.com/images/photos/photo_7.jpg)
4, (http://www.dcccafe.com/magazine/images/jackandsally.jpg)

You guys will need to delete the little ']' in front of the link to view the number 1 image ,!
In screenshot number 1, the lights is very soft and sorta foggy, how do i create those lights? because that's the atmosphere i'm trying to create with my lighting, but i don't know where to starts, i have try using a soft blue light on the side as a fill light and a pale white light as a key light on the top but it's not giving me what i want, so please help me out guys! thanks!!!

04-18-2007, 07:26 PM
srry for double posting, please ignore this one and go to the first one!