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The Power of Negative Fill

This is one of my favorite frames from a recent shoot with Saucony and an all-star production team.

We modified window light with some 250 diffusion, a soft edge from the Litemat 4 and a 12x12 solid for negative fill to shape to the shadows. With sensitive camera sensors these days, sometimes it’s more about removing light from a scene than adding it.

Tyler Kaschke is a freelance gaffer based in Lafayette, Colorado serving Boulder, Denver, Golden, Fort Collins, Colorado Springs and the Rocky Mountain region at large.


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