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Quentin Caffier

Nov06

Teaching more lighting techniques at CPS+ Days in London, UK

By Quentin Caffier, Thursday November 06, 2014
The final result after some post-production. Make-up by Tanya Marie McGeever (www.tanyamariemcgeever.com), hair by  Stephanie Nierhauve, styling by Nao Koyabu (www.naokoyabu.com) and modelled by Dominika (www.nextmanagement.com/london/profile/dominika-grnova?p=8956)

The final result after some post-production. Make-up by Tanya Marie McGeever (www.tanyamariemcgeever.com), hair by
Stephanie Nierhauve, styling by Nao Koyabu (www.naokoyabu.com) and modelled by Dominika (www.nextmanagement.com/london/profile/dominika-grnova?p=8956)
© Quentin Caffier

The day after the 'CPS+ Days' event in Dublin, Ireland, we flew to London to give the same workshop with photographer and cinematographer Simeon Quarrie. I explained how to create cool lightning using six Speedlight flashguns:

• STEP 1: One "ambiance" light in order to have basic lightning. I decided to underexpose it by 2 stops.
• STEP 2: Two "backlights" from each side with orange filters fitted.
• STEP 3: Two "fill lights" from underneath with blue filters added to fill the shadows.
• STEP 4: One "key light" mounted on a boom arm from above. After a few adjustments, we got good colours and lightning.

The final step was to add some post-production to correct a few skin details and adjust color corrections and contrast. I really hope all the photographers enjoyed this little example of a complex lightning creation. I look forward to doing it again in other cities!

Constructing the lightning step-by-step.

Constructing the lightning step-by-step. © Quentin Caffier

The final lightning effect after adding the keylight and adjusting  the others.

The final lightning effect after adding the keylight and adjusting
the others. © Quentin Caffier