In this weeks instalment of Tuesdays With Lauri, we will be taking a sneak peak at one of the chapters in my new WW2 inspired conceptual photography tutorial on DVD. In this chapter, I go in-depth and breakdown the first three-light cinematic lighting setup that I used in my photograph, “The Wounded Soldier”:

For the full 1,5h+ tutorial that includes everything from brainstorming, to planning, to lighting, to shooting, and of course editing, both in Lightroom and in Photoshop, you can navigate to, and purchase the tutorial for only $19.

Before / After

Photo 1 BeforeAfter

Behind The Scenes







Technical details

Camera: Canon EOS 5D MkII
Lens: Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM Standard Zoom Lens
ISO: 100
Aperture: f/8
Shutter: 1/160


This week SLR Lounge is giving away a copy of my DVD. You can participate in the giveaway here:

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 thesketching-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.



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