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Lighting Tips

Creating Drama Through Cinematic Light | Tuesdays With Lauri

By Pye Jirsa on May 7th 2013

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:
 Canon 5D Mark II
Lens: Canon 24-70mm f/2.8 L II USM Standard Zoom Lens
ISO: 100
Aperture: f/10
Shutter: 1/200

Photo #2:
 Canon 5D Mark II
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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  1. Joseph Prusa

    Thanks for sharing .

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