So, I may have spent the last 10 years in lighting, but I’ve finally decided to make a 120% effort into self-teaching myself critical concepts in lighting, since I cannot afford to pick up a theatrical degree at the moment. I’m studying the textbook Stage Lighting: The Fundamentals and I’ve been introduced to a concept known as the McCandless method. I believe I understand the intent: to provide neutral, even coverage on subjects or targets on stage by using opposing cool/warm or complementarily tinted colors. A few questions: 1) Say I currently use a default front wash of 750W 36º Lekos, directly opposed, eliminating most undesired shadows. Why would I use McCandless instead? Situational? 2) The textbook states that McCandless is only one of several methods used to achieve “naturalistic lighting.” What are some examples of those alternatives? I can’t find any in the textbook, although I might be blind from reading too much.