Lighting Ratios

As I was searching lighting, I came across lighting ratios. This never seemed to have occurred to me but was something I found interesting and was something I could investigate. I found this table that was able to help me understand a bit more on how it all worked etc.

1:1 – No difference (flat lighting)


2:1 – One f-stop (for general colour photography, videography)


4:1 – Two f-stops (for low-key dramatic effect)


8:1 – Three f-stop (film noir)


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