BTS: Fashion Shoot at a Bombed Out Church | Tuesdays With Lauri

Featured Projects April 16th 2013 10:59 AM 17 Comments

In this week’s instalment of Tuesdays With Lauri, we take a “behind the scenes” -look at my latest fashion shoot that we organised in a Bombed Out Church in Liverpool, England. Also, make sure to scroll down, and check out the technical details, lighting diagrams and BTS-photos.

Lighting diagrams

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Photo #1 – Natural light and a speedlight

For this first photo I used the natural sunlight as the mainlight, and bumped up the ambient light a bit with a speedlight that I pointed at one of the walls.

Photo #2 – Natural light, reflector, and a speedlight

For the second photo I used the natural sunlight as the hairlight, and filled the shadows in front of my models face with a large white reflector. And because the “tunnel” that we were shooting in was quite dark, I had to flash a speedlight (pointed at one of the walls) in order to bump up the ambient light a bit.

Photo #3 – Natural light and a speedlight through a softbox

In this third photo I used mostly the natural sunlight that was diffused nicely by the clouds in the sky. To add a bit of “pop” into my model’s face, I used a speedlight through a softbox, angled down at an angle of 45°.

 

Technical info

Photo #1

Camera: Canon EOS 5D MkII
Lens: Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM Standard Zoom Lens
ISO: 1600
Aperture: f/2.8
Shutter: 1/100

Photo #2

Camera: Canon EOS 5D MkII
Lens: 
Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM Standard Zoom Lens
ISO: 
1600
Aperture:
 f/3.5
Shutter:
 1/100

Photo #3

Camera: Canon EOS 5D MkII
Lens: Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM Standard Zoom Lens
ISO: 100
Aperture: f/2.8
Shutter: 1/60

BTS-photos

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RP-BTS-2

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Credits

Photo: Lauri Laukkanen
Model: Jen Brook
Hair & makeup: Donna Graham Mua
Wardrobe & styling: Tara Byakko
Styling assistant: Jennifer Manning
Photography assistant: Richard Powazynski Photography
BTS-footage: Reiss Carloss

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About

Lauri Laukkanen, is an editorial and commercial photographer, specializing in creative portraiture, fashion and sports photography. People usually describe his style as cinematic, creative and sometimes a tiny bit crazy. He was recently awarded with the WDP 2012: Photographer of the Year -award, and his work has been featured all around the internet, including 1x.com, Vogue etc. View his portfolio here: www.laurilaukkanen.com

17 Comments

  1. Michael Dam Hansen

    Wow Lauri! That’s damn nice work. :-)

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  2. Dan Lizama

    Amazing shots! Why 1600 ISO, might I ask? Didn’t you have problems with noise later on?

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    • laurilaukkanen

      Thank you Dan! :) It was really the only way for me to get enough light into the camera… Couldn’t haul a lot of equipment with me to Liverpool, so had to work with pretty simple lighting. And actually no, I didn’t have problems with noise. :) I have a technique of getting rid of noise in a pretty effective way, so it worked out quite well with these settings. :)

      - Lauri

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    • Felipe Buccianti

      Have you shared this noise reduction technique before? I’d love to learn more. Thanks!

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    • laurilaukkanen

      Actually, no I haven’t… I might do a tutorial on it sometime in the near future. :)

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    • E.j. McKenzie

      I don’t have an FX camera as yet and noise performance is one of my biggest draw backs, but thanks for sharing the light set up… I am planning to buy a decent speed light and this one light set up is encouraging :) Thanks again. Love your work

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    • laurilaukkanen

      Thanks mate!! :)

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    • Dan Lizama

      Cool!! Would love to hear more on that technique :)

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    • PaulJay

      Great shots indeed! 1600 iso on a 5D is pretty good but still. I’m wondering too. I guess that the natural and speedlight were not powerful enough?

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    • laurilaukkanen

      Yeah, not enough power to fill up the space with light… :( SO had to bump up the ISO. :)

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  3. Kristian

    How big is that softbox. 60cm x 60cm?

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    • laurilaukkanen

      Yeah, it’s a 60cm x 60c softbox. :)

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  4. Jo Rutherford

    Hi Lauri, it was great to meet you , this photoshoot looks fantastic x

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    • laurilaukkanen

      Yeah, it was awesome meeting you!! Thank you for all your help! :)

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  5. Jose Luis Zapata

    This is really great work. Truly Admirable!

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    • laurilaukkanen

      Thank you Jose! I really appreciate it! :)

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