This week I've been talking about the movie, The Sound of Music, and how this classic film has helped me as a photographer. I've asked photographers to watch the first hour of the film (without sound) to help them focus on the visuals, lighting and composition.
As I've watched the film I noticed things I've never seen before. For example, there is a scene when the oldest daughter sneaks out to be with a young man and they have their first kiss in the gazebo. As the scene takes place you can see one of the lights and the barn door housing in the shot. The light that is shown is giving the backlight effect in the shot and I actually don't mind seeing the light. The lighting in this film is incredible, and what stands out to me about the light is how they use shadows along with light to tell the story. Today you never see movies shot in this manner, but I love this method of lighting.
Yesterday I had a shoot and the movie was deep on my mind as I decided on the lighting. Here is an image from yesterday's shoot inspired by The Sound of Music.
Feel free to share your images and tell us what moved you about this film on Twitter. You can add the hashtap, #soundofmusic to your post. Next week we will take a look at one of my all time favorite movies and continue with lessons taken from the silver screen.
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