(Deutsch) 31th lightGiants friday night shot with “In Plastic” – 30.01.2015

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26th lightGIANTS Friday night shoot. 31.5.2013 – “Día de los Muertos”

In june it became darker, but at the same time also very colorful. Día de los Muertos was scheduled for tonight. Day of the Dead is an important Mexican holiday to remember the dead. Lots of people make up and wear dresses like the skeleton lady La Catrina. This time we wanted a special background and so we build a 2,40m x 2,40m frame which we decorated.

Benita Kuttelwascher

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Holger Prothmann

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Markus May

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The first setup consited of a rectangular softbox above the model on the right side and a reflector down left to lighten up the neck area. Face and hair decoration are are well iluminated and we get a nice reflection on the background.

Tobias Gaugler

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Scott Lewis


On the second setup we replaced the softbox with a beauty dish and a backlight reflector with color filters on the background. The reflector on the background creates a glow around the model. To get more individual photos we changed the color filter for every model.

Thorsten Rüger

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Thomas Reitmann

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A big thanks to our models Bettina, Carla, Johann and Julia, which were the trigger for the shooting and a special thanks to Atilla from LifesonFILMS for a great video.

26rd lightGIANTS Friday night shoot. "Dia de los Muertos" 31.05.2013 from lightGIANTS on Vimeo.


25th lightGIANTS Friday night shoot. 26.04.2013 – “HeyDays”

End of April it was time again for a Friday night workshop and so we  meet the Band Die HeyDays in the Studio. There was a need for new group shots and the challenge was precisely set. The first setup was a group shot with the front man, Dennis in the foreground, blurry out of focus and the other 3 guys in the back full in focus. All this on front of a seamless white background, with a bright key light from the left. Who ever worked in a studio before will recognize the difficulty... so much light but even so a blurry foreground. You can find the final setup below.

Irma Cakalli

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Christian Konrad

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Lennart Jütte

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The second setup should be the band infront of a normal scene. So no classic studio backdrop. Therefore we used Thorstens new back wall, wallpapered with damask for the first time. Our wooden studio floor and a row of old cinema armchairs finished the scene perfectly. As light we simply choose a single big octabox in front for the perfect light.

Philip Dehm

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Thomas Reimann

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Thorsten Rüger

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And again we all had a big blast this evening with a lot of good music, beer and a whole lot of fun on both sides. Die HeyDays did a great job and so it was a long night. Around 1 o'clock in the morning we shoot the last frame and after that it was time to clean the studio and review the evening. Many thanks to all participants and the models, as always it was a pleasure for us.

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24th lightGIANTS Friday night shoot. 29.03.2013 – “Palm Valley”

Our friends at Palm Valley recently changed the line up of their band. So ex band member and current lightGIANT Philip Dehm suggested it was time for a band shoot.

Like all band shootings its a case on finding a look that match the bands style and making sure every one has fun during the shoot. And to be honest with such a relaxed group of people thy made the job easy.

Prisma Saptika

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Christian Konrad

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Steffen Hillenbrand

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John Koh

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We had a variety of different lighting styles including lying the band on the floor in a star formation and covering them in their cables. We suspended a large octo-box with a 400ws Bowens Gemini mono-block on a large boom directly over them and we also shot from directly above them.

Other lighting included ring flashes and ring lighting, or building a large ring flash from strip lights. Basically all the lighting was very direct to give an even lighting over the whole band.

Marco Spalluto

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Thomas Reimann

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Scott Lewis

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Thorsten Rüger

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