Warwick Town Crier: New Picture PLUS Lighting

Written by: Glyn Dewis

Published: November 17, 2015

Category: Photography

Last week I shared some of the pictures from the recent photo shoot with the Mayor of Warwick along with lighting set ups, so today I thought I’d do the same for you with a picture of the Town Crier…

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Ok so seeing as we were on location for this photo shoot at the wonderful Lord Leycester Hospital, it required location lighting BUT instead of using something like the Elinchrom Quadra or maybe even a Ranger, I used one of my regular lights (Elinchrom ELC 1000) and powered it using the Godox Battery Pack.

Again as with the lighting for the Mayor, the idea here was to keep things simple and classic so I went for cross lighting using the Elinchrom 135cm Octa positioned forward of the Town Crier:

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•Note: The Behind the Scenes picture is from the first location but for the picture at the top of this post we just moved a few paces to the left to use the other wall as a background.

In the lighting diagram below you can get an idea of the positioning of the Octa in relation to the Town Crier:

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I’ll look at recording a short video soon to show you how I know where to position the Octa to get the perfect cross lighting, aka Rembrandt Lighting, but in short it’s exactly the same method for when I do my Anytime Anywhere portraits: simply press your head on the outside edge of the modifier and move it forward to the point you can just start to see the opposite cheek:

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Right that’s all from me for today but as always if you have any questions or you’d just like to leave a comment, feel free to use the comment section below.

Catch you next time,
Glyn

•Check out the LARGE version of my Town Crier picture over on my 500px portfolio page by CLICKING HERE

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3 Comments

  1. Gerry

    Glyn, I love the look of the Town Cryer and Lord Mayor shots. There is absolutely no hint that they are lit artificially, just superb lighting technique. I’m looking forward to your video on how to position your lighting.

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    • willief

      Agree with your comments, Gerry. Superbly classical lighting which is explained eloquently and simply.

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  2. Vernon Nash

    Thanks Glyn for the great tips (very generous). I just need to get a big light and big modifier now.

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