Can someone help me understand why, when I drop my lumens down to a reasonable level, the shadows cast by my lighting just end in a ball of light. If bump the lumens to supernova levels, the ball of light expands. See attached for examples.
The large light in the background is set at 1,000 lumen point and spherical source. It generates nice shadows on distant walls and is pretty ideal. The lights in the foreground are set at 500 lumens point and spherical source. The cast shadows just....stop....a few feet from the light.
If I crank up the foreground lumens to 1,000, the shadows expand but just, jeez, I am searing my eyeballs.
Then, if I go big and set the foreground to 5,000 lumens, the shadows *dont* expand, everything else just gets dimmer due to autoexposure.