Some time ago I bought this book (Learning to Light, Roger Hicks & Frances Schultz, Collins & Brown, London, 1998) and I’ve been re-reading it in preparation for this course.
There a number of good examples of basic (and a bit more advanced) lighting set ups.It is split into two sections
- Techniques and Equipment
The individual projects are good to refer to if you are planning a similar lighting set up.
My main learning point is their three basic rules
- There should only be one set of shadows and they should all point in the same direction
- Wherever possible, the background should be far enough from the subject that it can be lit separately
- Whenever a shadow is unavoidable, it should be treated as part of the composition