Even though we work in a 2-dimensional medium, there’s nothing worse than having a 2-dimensional composition. Adding depth is crucial. There are lots of ways you can add depth to your shot — you can place objects in the foreground and background, use a shallow depth of field, or employ the parallax effect. But one technique you should know and use every time you shoot involves lighting — particularly creating depth by using contrast.
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Lighting Like Vermeer: How to Create Cinematic Depth with #Lighting