Create dramatic stage lighting for a studio shoot
Create dramatic stage lighting for a studio shoot
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Create dramatic stage lighting for a studio shoot

Photography
First thing I want to do is turn off my strobe and just take a shot. And, great. There's no light in there whatsoever. I wanna make sure that my shutter speed is high enough so there's no ambient light affecting the shot. I wanna know that when I take a photo, all of the light that's appearing in this shot is light that I have put there, that I've got complete control over. So if we turn the light on, and we just take our test shot, now we can see that the phone has been lit, and the background is lit. And I know that the only light that is affecting this shot is coming from the light that I've put. Okay, so now what I want to get is a shot of the front of the phone to actually show that i's a [INAUDIBLE] phone and to show that it's Android. First thing I need to do is make sure that the display isn't going to turn off after thirty seconds because that's quite annoying. So I'm gonna get this into position proper to a little bit of [UNKNOWN] or white [UNKNOWN]. Okay, so now we're over in Lightroom, and you can see I've already imported my images. And I'm really pleased with how these are coming out. If we have a look at this, I love the detail that you get here around the 1+ logo and on this carbon wave pattern going on. It looks really, really cool. Again here, I think the phone looks great. I love how the background Has been put together, I love the shadow coming here. So very dramatic, very moody. I really think it suits the tome of this phone really really well. Now the shot that I wanna do the main edit on is this one here, it's a nice straight on shop Then we leave some of that light on the background. You can see what happens on the background if I just bring that up and down there. So I don't wanna take that out completely. I just want to take the edge off ever so slightly. So I think there works quite well. So this point I would tend to play around with these sliders a little bit and It looks too black and white. It looks like I've just applied a black and white filter, whereas I do want some of the color tones to remain, to give it that realism. I think about there looks great. Now it's gonna use the crop tool and I'm just gonna give it a bit of a straightener. So cropping in. I want it nice and centered in the frame, I think about It's layered up and then cut into basically to create the shape of the phone. So these are all natural little marks that you would want to have on the phone. So I really don't wanna remove anything which actually is there to give the phone character. The only thing that's not is a little bit closer to the top. If we zoom in, you se a couple of little bits of dust and And then I can literally just paint over that area very carefully, not wanting to go too far into the camera or onto the sides. But that gets rid of that really nicely. If you look before and after, you can see there the fingerprint, and then it's gone. But because it is black, it's not affecting anything else. And again we can do the same with this little smear down And if you just had a look before and after at the editing that we've done, we can see that it has made a big difference. I really like the color tone. I like the contrast from the phone. Really brings out this texture, but doesn't overdo it. The phone really looks natural. It stands out for exactly what it is. Brings the background out a little more and stops it looking like it's been shot against a black empty space. I think that gives a really, really nice look and it's pin sharp on here, on the Hadoro logo, which is great. So I'm really happy with what I've managed to get. And I think just by using such a simple setup, these three pieces of black card and the one light, create this really dramatic moody shot, which perfectly suits

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