June 23, 2018
If you’re going to be shooting in black and white, understand that the rules for lighting are a little different.
Black and white photography can be absolutely beautiful, because it utilizes the essential elements of early cinema, like shadow, texture, and intensity. However, if you’re heading out to light a black and white project with the same process you use for lighting color, you might want to come up with a different game plan. Luckily, this video from Aputure will help. In it, cinematographer Justin Jones, who has worked with the likes of Diplo, Anderson Paak, and Trippie Redd, offers up four helpful tips for filmmakers who may have never shot or light a black and white project before, and goes over several of his lighting setups to give you a better idea of how to approach yours. Check it out below: