Creating Drama Through Cinematic Light
WDP 2012: Photographer of the Year Lauri Laukkanen guides us step by step through two images from his World War II inspired photo shoot explaining in detail what he used and why. The entire video is done using a stand-in model so we don’t get to see much of the actual production but Lauri’s explanation of his thought process is really what matters here. In fact the one thing I expect many of you will want to pay attention to is when he addresses feathering your light. It’s a very important technique that can help you gain more versatility from your lighting kit even if all you have is a standard dish reflector.
The original accompanying article at SLRlounge offers up a couple of lighting diagrams for you to dissect as well as the final images. The finals are a before and after composite of the raw and completed images.
Also, make sure you take a minute to check out Lauri’s work at his website laurilaukkanen.com