Description

Create lighting that is dark, steamy, and dramatic with this 3-light setup. In this tutorial I will show you how to use gels, a beauty dish, light placement, white balance and spray bottles to create mood and atmosphere in this creative studio lighting tutorial.

This video will take you step by step through the tools, modifiers, settings, techniques and other considerations to create these powerful shots full of mood and drama. It includes a diagram, behind the scenes images, and ‘control image’ to see the results on a mannequin as well as model.

Sometimes you want to enhance your scene with the use of color. In this instance, you will see gelled barn doors used to not only carve out the subject’s form, but also to create mood and illuminate atmospheric elements. By using spray bottles and gel, you fill the air with an almost steamy appearance without the hassle of working with a fog machine. The beauty dish and grid create a beautiful pop and illumination to the subject, will creating a dramatic fall-off of light that is perfect for this mood of the shot.

Resulting Images

Lindsay Adler Photography - Creative Studio Lighting - Beauty dish + 2 gelled rim lights final

Creative Studio Lighting Series

Creative Studio Lighting - High Key Heavenly Glow - Lindsay Adler Photography
Creative Studio Lighting - Golden Goddess 3 Point Lighting Setup - Lindsay Adler Photography
Creative Studio Lighting - Lace Shadow Gobo - Lindsay Adler Photography
Creative Studio Lighting - Gels, Gels, Gels: Grid And Multiple Gels - Lindsay Adler Photography
Creative Studio Lighting - Gel On Subject + Gel On Background - Lindsay Adler Photography
Creative Studio Lighting - Unique Catchlights With Kino Flos - Lindsay Adler Photography
Creative Studio Lighting - Telezoom Reflector Spotlight - Lindsay Adler Photography
Creative Studio Lighting - Black Light And UV Powder In The Studio - Lindsay Adler Photography
Creative Studio Lighting - Liquid Black Silhouette - Lindsay Adler Photography
Lindsay Adler Photography - Creative Studio Lighting - Beauty Dish + Hair Light + Rim Reflector
Lindsay Adler Photography - Creative Studio Lighting - Grid + 2 Rims + Gel Background
Lindsay Adler Photography - Creative Studio Lighting - Grid And Gobo
Lindsay Adler Photography - Creative Studio Lighting - Multiple Constant Light And Strobe Mix
Lindsay Adler Photography - Creative Studio Lighting - Clam Shell Lighting + Gels
Lindsay Adler Photography - Creative Studio Lighting: Bokeh + Gels
Lindsay Adler Photography - Grid And Barn Doors On Face + Grid On Background
Lindsay Adler Photography - High Key Wrap Around With Bare Strobe
Lindsay Adler Photography - Creative Studio Lighting - Softbox + White Reflector
Creative Studio Lighting - Two Rim Lights + Powder
Beauty Dish + Two Side Gels - Creative Studio Lighting - Lindsay Adler Photography
Hollywood Stage - Creative Studio Lighting - Lindsay Adler Photography
High Key Gel With Grid - Creative Studio Lighting - Lindsay Adler Photography
Lindsay Adler Photography - Film Noir - Spot Projection - Creative Studio Lighting Setup
Lindsay Adler Photography - Creative Studio Lighting - Beauty Dish + 2 Gelled Rim Lights
High Key Wrap Around With Grid - Creative Studio Lighting - Lindsay Adler
Constant Strobe Mix - Creative Studio Lighting - Lindsay Adler
Two Front Strip Lights - Creative Studio Lighting Guide - Lindsay Adler

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