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BTS: “The Wounded Soldier” | Tuesdays With Lauri

By Lauri L. on June 4th 2013

In this week’s instalment of “Tuesdays With Lauri” we take a behind-the-scenes look at my latest WW2 inspired cinematic photoseries, titled: The Wounded Soldier.

About the DVD

“The Wounded Soldier” is a new SLR Lounge Premium Tutorial teaching you how to create 3 creative conceptual photographs of a World War II soldier. The goal of this World War 2 inspired conceptual photography tutorial is to give you a deep understanding of what goes into the making of a creative photo-shoot like this. In the DVD I will be covering everything you could possibly think of:

We start out by going through the pre-production process: I teach you guys a technique for coming up with creative concepts, and once we have an idea, we take the concept deeper and move into the sketching-phase. We also talk about building teams, casting models, scouting for locations and looking for props and gear.

Once we’ve gone through the pre-production, I give you guys a behind the scenes look at the photo-shoot itself. You’ll see everything from packing up, to applying special effects makeup and shooting the different pre-planned shots. We then return back to the studio, and re-light the scenes in a controlled environment and breakdown all the different elements in my lighting setups. 

Then, once we’ve covered all the “technical” details, we move into the post-production -phase. I have included the RAW-files in this DVD, so that you can easily follow along, and test out the different techniques that I teach. We start out by doing some base adjustments in Lightroom 4 and then continue editing and fine-tuning the images in Photoshop CS6.

Final Images

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All together this DVD contains over a 100 minutes of instructional footage:

Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: Pre-Production

– Brainstorming
– Sketching
– Casting models
– Location scouting
– Props, Equipment etc

Chapter 3: Behind The Scenes
Chapter 4: Lighting Breakdowns

4.1 Photo #1
4.2 Photo #2
4.3 Photo #3

Chapter 5: Editing Photo #1

5.1 Lightroom
5.2 Photoshop

Chapter 6: Editing Photo #2

6.1 Lightroom
6.2 Photoshop

Chapter 7: Editing Photo #3

7.1 Lightroom
7.2 Photoshop



Photography: Lauri Laukkanen Photography
HMUA and styling: Jasmiina Korhonen
Assistants & BTS-footage: Atte Tanner and Olli Keskinen
Model: Oscar Storbacka



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Lauri Laukkanen is one of the youngest established advertising photographers in Finland. At the ripe age of 21 he has already been working with some of the biggest commercial clients and his photos have been featured in the media, all around the world. Check out his portfolio here.

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  1. Joseph Prusa

    Thanks for posting.

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