So what is a gobo and how can you use them to add interest and dimension to your photographs?
A gobo is something that “goes between” your lighting and your subject. Aaron Nace with PHLearn describes gobos as anything and everything, “as long as it’s placed in between a light source and the subject.” Basically, you use the gobo to cast intriguing shadows as an added element to your overall image.
Using a Gobo | BTS with Phlearn
Adding distance between your gobo and light source will increase harsher shadows.
Decrease the space between the gobo and the subject to also cast harsher shadows.
For maximum effect, have your light source as far away as possible and your model as close as possible to the gobo.
If you want a more subtle effect, just reverse the set up and place the gobo close to your light and further away from your subject.
Thanks to PHLearn for the great tutorial.
Until Next Time . . .
Stay Inspired ~ Jules