Learn to create the atmosphere, glamour and drama of a vintage hollywood stage! In this video tutorial, I will walk you step-by-step through how to place each of the 4 studio strobes needed to create this striking look. Using grids and barn doors, you’ll be able to capture the essence of a glamorous stage performance.

I’ll show you the tools, modifiers, settings, techniques and other considerations to create these enchanting images channeling the the vintage Hollywood of yesterday. It includes a diagram, behind the scenes images, and ‘control image’ to see the results on a mannequin as well as model.

One of the most important aspects of this style of shoot is utilizing a grid. Grids allow you to create a focused beam of light for drama on the subject’s face. Two back barn doors carve the subject out and light her silhouette and the final light serves to create separation and a spotlight effect on the background.

Resulting Images

Hollywood Stage - Creative Studio Lighting - Lindsay Adler Photography
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