Thanks to everyone who attended the Film Noir Lighting Workshop at Parkwood Studios in Phoenix Arizona. This hands on class was sold out. Attendees got a glimpse into this lighting style that was popular in American Cinema from 1940 to the end of the 1950s. You can still see this lighting used today in many movies even though they are not in black and white.
This style goes back to to the German Expressionist Cinema and even back to the 12th century Renaissance painters. The heavy dark and light style of Chiaroscuro still influences artist, cinematographers and photographers (like me) today.
After a bit of history and images from the past, current cinema and some ideas on lighting, we setup lighting and props with Model Aurora O’Brien to give a nod to this hard light style.
The class was so popular that those who attended asked when the next one was going to be held!
More classes coming soon. Check the PAC Events Calendar.
Thanks to Savage Universal for their awesome backdrop papers and floor drops. Also their support of the Photographers Adventure Club.
A few images from the Class: