Lighting


Some examples of the photos taken in the studio

These lighting examples with diagrams show you how the lighting was made in the case of the example photo sessions. Please, do not consider the chosen lighting as "how it should be done" but what was the photographer's vision of it.


Lightning examples 7
Photographer: Visa Jokela
Customer:
Purpose of the photo:
Camera: Canon EOS 20D
Lens: Canon EF 28-135/3.5-5.6
Film:
Settings: Manual 160/f8
Light: Flash
Number of flashes: 3
Flash additions: Softboxes
Background: Black
Make-up:
Place of the photograping: Studio
Category Low-key
Comments: The model was lighted from both sides with flashes and softboxes. A hairlight was used to separate the model and the background.

Photographer: Visa Jokela
Customer:
Purpose of the photo:
Camera: Canon EOS 20D
Lens: Canon EF 28-135/3.5-5.6
Film:
Settings: Manual 160/f8
Light: Flash
Number of flashes: 4
Flash additions: Honeycombs and softbox
Background: Black
Make-up:
Place of the photograping: Studio
Category Low-key
Comments: There is one flash lighting the background and three aimed to the model. The mainlight was on the left side of the model and one flash in front was for reducing the shadows. A hairlight was used too.

Photographer: Visa Jokela
Customer:
Purpose of the photo:
Camera: Canon EOS 20D
Lens: Canon EF 28-135/3.5-5.6
Film:
Settings: Manual 160/f8
Light: Flash
Number of flashes: 1
Flash additions: Softbox
Background: Black
Make-up:
Place of the photograping: Studio
Category Low-key
Comments: The idea was to get only one side of the model lighted. The contrast is very deep between shadows and lighted areas which brings forth the shapes of the body.




Lightning examples 6
Photographer: Visa Jokela
Customer:
Purpose of the photo:
Camera: Canon EOS 300D
Lens: Canon EF 28-135/3.5-5.6
Film:
Settings: Manual 160/f8
Light: Flash
Number of flashes: 4
Flash additions: Honeycombs and softbox
Background: Brown
Make-up:
Place of the photograping: Studio
Category High-key
Comments: The model was lighted with as even light as possible. One flash lights the background, one is on the roof and the headlight comes from the right side of the model. One flash with a tent is as an adjustment light on the left side of the model.

Photographer: Visa Jokela
Customer:
Purpose of the photo:
Camera: Canon EOS 300D
Lens: Canon EF 28-135/3.5-5.6
Film:
Settings: Manual 160/f8
Light: Flash
Number of flashes: 2
Flash additions: Honeycombs and softbox
Background: Black
Make-up:
Place of the photograping: Studio
Category Low-key
Comments: The purpose was to get a dramatic lighting. The head light with a tent was on the left side of the model and another  flash was as a hair light above the model.

Photographer: Visa Jokela
Customer:
Purpose of the photo:
Camera: Canon EOS 300D
Lens: Canon EF 28-135/3.5-5.6
Film:
Settings: Manual 160/f8
Light: Flash
Number of flashes: 4
Flash additions: Honeycomb and softbox
Background: Black
Make-up:
Place of the photograping: Studio
Category Low-key
Comments: This picture was made with 4 flashes. As a head light there was a flash with a tent and there were also two flashes on both sides of the model lighting the background. One flash was on the roof.




Photographer: Visa Jokela
Customer:
Purpose of the photo:
Camera: Canon EOS 300D
Lens: Canon EF 28-135/3.5-5.6
Film:
Settings: Manual 160/f8
Light: Flash
Number of flashes: 3
Flash additions: Honeycombs and softbox
Background: Gray
Make-up:
Place of the photograping: Studio
Category High-key
Comments:
Two of the flashes were placed behind the model, one aimed at the model and the other one at the background. The headlight with a tent was aimed at the model from the foreground.

Photographer: Visa Jokela
Customer:
Purpose of the photo:
Camera: Canon EOS 300D
Lens: Canon EF 28-135/3.5-5.6
Film:
Settings: Manual 160/f8
Light: Flash
Number of flashes: 4
Flash additions: Honeycombs and softbox
Background: Black
Make-up:
Place of the photograping: Studio
Category Low-key
Comments:
Two of the lights were aimed at the background. The headlight with a honeycomb was aimed at the model's face and the other was giving general light.

Photographer: Visa Jokela
Customer:
Purpose of the photo:
Camera: Canon EOS 300D
Lens: Canon EF 28-135/3.5-5.6
Film:
Settings: Manual 160/f8
Light: Flash
Number of flashes: 3
Flash additions: Honeycomb and softbox
Background: Black
Make-up:
Place of the photograping: Studio
Category Low-key
Comments: The headlight was aimed mainly at the model's face and the other was giving general light. One tiny flash was placed at the roof for a hairlight.




Photographer: Visa Jokela
Customer:
Purpose of the photo:
Camera: Canon EOS 300D
Lens: Canon EF 18-55/3.5-5.6
Film:
Settings: Manual 250/f10
Light: Flash
Number of flashes: 3
Flash additions: Honeycombs
Background: Black
Make-up:
Place of the photograping: Studio
Category Low-key
Comments: The purpose was to get light and shadow areas on the skin. Lighting was made with 3 flashes, all of them were placed behind the model. One was aimed at the background and the other straight to the model.

Photographer: Visa Jokela
Customer:
Purpose of the photo:
Camera: Minolta Dimage 7
Lens:
Film:
Settings: Manual 500/f8
Light: Flash
Number of flashes: 4
Flash additions: Honeycombs and softbox
Background: Black
Make-up:
Place of the photograping: Studio
Category Low-key
Comments: The purpose was to get balanced lighting on model. Two flashes give light from behind and two from in front.

Photographer: Visa Jokela
Customer:
Purpose of the photo:
Camera: Minolta Dimage 7
Lens:
Film:
Settings: Manual 500/f8
Light: Flash
Number of flashes: 2
Flash additions: Honeycombs
Background: Black
Make-up:
Place of the photograping: Studio
Category Low-key
Comments: The dramatic lighting was made with 2 flashes behind the model.




Photographer: Visa Jokela
Customer:
Purpose of the photo:
Camera: Minolta Dimage 7
Lens:
Film:
Settings: Manual 500/f8
Light: Flash
Number of flashes: 2
Flash additions: Honeycombs
Background: Black
Make-up:
Place of the photograping: Studio
Category Low-key
Comments: This was a body landscape picture. Lighting was made with 2 flashes, one of which gives backlight from above and the other is aimed to the body from the left side of the photographer.

Photographer: Visa Jokela
Customer:
Purpose of the photo:
Camera: Minolta Dimage 7
Lens:
Film:
Settings: Manual 500/f8
Light: Flash
Number of flashes: 3
Flash additions: Honeycombs
Background: Black
Make-up:
Place of the photograping: Studio
Category Low-key
Comments: The purpose was to light up the models face and her back. One flash is aimed at her face, one flash gives light from above her left side and one gives light to her hair from above on her right side.

Photographer: Visa Jokela
Customer:
Purpose of the photo:
Camera: Mamiya RB67
Lens: Mamiya Sekor 90/3.8
Film: Kodak TMax100
Settings: Manual 60/f11
Light: Flash
Number of flashes: 3
Flash additions: Softbox and honeycombs
Background: Black
Make-up:
Place of the photograping: Studio
Category Low-key
Comments: The model is standing with 3 flashes around her. One flash with a honeycomb is above her on the right. The other flash with a honeycomb is aimed to her face and upper body and the flash with a tent takes away the shadows.



Photographer: Visa Jokela
Customer:
Purpose of the photo:
Camera: Mamiya RB67
Lens: Mamiya Sekor 90/3.8
Film: Kodak 100
Settings: Manual 60/f8
Light: Flash
Number of flashes: 5
Flash additions: Honeycombs and a softbox
Background: Black
Make-up:
Place of the photograping: Studio
Category Low-key
Comments: The purpose was to get quite a hasty and dark photo so that the model's face is lighted. Lighting was made with 5 flashes, one of which gives backlight, one is places above the model, one gives light towards the camera, one flash is aimed to the face and one adjusts the shadows.

Photographer: Visa Jokela
Customer:
Purpose of the photo:
Camera: Mamiya 645
Lens: Mamiya Sekor 80/2.8
Film: Kodak 100
Settings: Manual 60/f11
Light: Flash
Number of flashes: 2
Flash additions: Umbrellas
Background: Black
Make-up:
Place of the photograping: Studio
Category Low-key
Comments: This is a normal portrait. Two flash units with umbrellas were placed on both sides of the model.

Photographer: Visa Jokela
Customer:
Purpose of the photo:
Camera: Mamiya RB67
Lens: Mamiya Sekor 90/3.8
Film: Kodak 100
Settings: Manual 60/f11
Light: Flash
Number of flashes: 1
Flash additions: Umbrella
Background: Black
Make-up:
Place of the photograping: Studio
Category Low-key
Comments: The model lies on the floor and one flash with a honeycomb is above her. The other flash with a honeycomb is aimed to her face and upper body.



Photographer: Visa Jokela
Customer:
Purpose of the photo:
Camera: Minolta Dimage 7
Lens:
Film:
Settings: Manual 500/f8
Light: Flash
Number of flashes: 3
Flash additions: Honeycombs
Background: Grey
Make-up:
Place of the photograping: Studio
Category High-key
Comments: The purpose was to have a uniform lighting. Lighting was made with 3 flashes, one of which is a hairlight from above and two others are aimed to the body from both sides of the model.

Photographer: Visa Jokela
Customer:
Purpose of the photo:
Camera: Minolta Dimage 7
Lens:
Film:
Settings: Manual 500/f8
Light: Flash
Number of flashes: 1
Flash additions: Honeycomb
Background: Black
Make-up:
Place of the photograping: Studio
Category Low-key
Comments: This picture is very dramatic. One flash is aimed to the model from the right side of the model.

Photographer: Visa Jokela
Customer:
Purpose of the photo:
Camera: Minolta Dimage 7
Lens:
Film:
Settings: Manual 500/f8
Light: Flash
Number of flashes: 2
Flash additions: Honeycombs
Background: Black
Make-up:
Place of the photograping: Studio
Category Low-key
Comments: The model is sitting on a table. One flash with a honeycomb is above her on the right lighting her body. The other flash with a honeycomb is aimed to her face.





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