Creating Drama Through Cinematic Light | Tuesdays With Lauri

Lighting Tips May 7th 2013 10:40 AM 2 Comments

In this week’s instalment of Tuesdays With Lauri, I give you guys a short lighting-class, concentrating on creating drama through cinematic lighting techniques. In this 5 minute video we breakdown two lighting setups, and discuss the importance of choosing where to position our main light, as well as the importance of choosing which side of the face we point at the camera.

Also, make sure to scroll down to the end of this article, as I’ve added two lighting diagrams, technical details and before & after photos there.

 

Technical details

Photo #1:
Camera:
 Canon EOS 5D MkII
Lens: Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM Standard Zoom Lens
ISO: 100
Aperture: f/10
Shutter: 1/200

Photo #2:
Camera:
 Canon EOS 5D MkII
Lens: Canon 85mm f/1.8 ISO: 100
Aperture: f/4
Shutter: 1/200


Tools used in the tutorial video:
Elinchrom Elinchrom BXRi 500 Canon EOS 5D MkII,
Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM Standard Zoom Lens

Lighting Diagrams

Photo #1:

Screen Shot 2013-05-07 at 9.50.48 AM

 

Photo #2:

Screen Shot 2013-05-07 at 9.49.08 AM

Before & after

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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

2 Comments

  1. Shan Lu

    love it! thx for sharing!

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  2. xavi

    Great!

    Reply 0

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