PH1 Casey Akins
Broad lighting is useful for subjects with a narrow
face. When broad lighting is used, the side of the face
towards the camera is illuminated, and the side of the
face away from the camera is in shadow. This provides
a widening or broadening effect of the face. Refer to
figure 7-6 to compare the differences of short and broad
Main Light Distance
The power or intensity of the main light is not the
determining factor for the distance the main light is
placed from the subject. It is the visual effect the light
has on the subject that determines this distance. When
the main light is too high and close to the subject, there

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