Marco Polo on Netflix*


We talk of lighting on a regular basis as photographers. I wish to reinforce the suggestion I have heard over the years that we study cinematic films to learn and see lighting scenarios and patterns. This lighting magic happens with people moving through scenes not just still images.

marco polo netflix posterMarco Polo Poster – Netflix

If you are a PPA member and participate in imaging competition you know how difficult it can be to create a single Merit Image. And even more difficult to have an image selected for the PPA Loan Collection. I challenge you to watch this series and see how many Merit images appear during each episode. Go one step further and decide based on composition and lighting how many images are created during each episode that would be judged into the PPA Loan Collection. It is a fabulous exercise in moving your imagery to the next level.

If you would like to take this study to the next level you can turn the sound off and pay close attention to just the visual information coming your way. View and absorb. See if you can figure out how the lighting effects were achieved. Take some note. Gather ideas.

Let me know how you make out.

Have any suggestions for other films to study? Sare them here,

Yours in Creative Photography,        Bob

* There is nudity and some sexual content in this production