The Power of Negative Fill


This is one of my favorite frames from a recent shoot with Saucony and an all-star production team.


We modified window light with some 250 diffusion, a soft edge from the Litemat 4 and a 12x12 solid for negative fill to shape to the shadows. With sensitive camera sensors these days, sometimes it’s more about removing light from a scene than adding it.


DP: Sidney Unga


Tyler Kaschke is a freelance gaffer based in Lafayette, Colorado serving Boulder, Denver, Golden, Fort Collins, Colorado Springs and the Rocky Mountain region at large.