Hotel Room Directional Light and Simple Backgrounds

Be sure to use these tips when using directional light to make the most of simple backgrounds:

  • Close the sheers to soften the light and allow light to wrap around the subjects
  • Control light spill with drapes (large box vs. strip box)
  • Use background tungsten for soft/warmth
  • White balance for the skin tones in camera
  • White balance for green tint from windows (if needed)
  • Expose to retain shadows
  • Shoot with wide apertures (1.2 to 2.8 preferred)