Emulating the Masters with the Canon 5d Mk III….breathless

Too many times filmmakers get in a rut with their lighting.

So we decided to break out.  We did some lighting setups that really showed off the power and versatility of the Canon HDSLRs’ sensors.

In February, we held a Canon Boot Camp and later a HDSLR Lighting Workshop.  In both,  we experimented with more “filmic” lighting set ups.  We basically emulated the “Masters”, both with an artist’s brush and with a camera.

 (The shots below were all done with the Canon 5D MkIII and the magical 70-200mm f/2.8 IS II USM lens….the glass that captures modern filmmakers’  light paintings.)

We emulated Vermeer’s ‘The Girl with the Pearl Earring’.

'The Girl With Pearl Earring' (model Rachel Lindley striking the pose)


(below) We changed the background…the rim, the fill…a china ball on camera left.    Alzo’s Pan-L Lite supplying the soft moonlight.

'The Girl' by moonlight

Girl with the Pearl - The Sequel

(above) We changed the color temperature to a warm romantic dinner. We bounced an MR16 desk lamp off a white disk below the actress’ face to give a pool of light to reflect in the eyes.

(below) “Rachel 2013′ (w/o Vermeer’s model’s clothing)

Rachel 2013 - Was it Vermeer or was it the model?

(below) And now for something completely different,  Rachel in a “morning” lighting set up.

Magic =  A Beautiful Model, The Sun and a Bounce Card

So, five lighting set-ups that really showed off the power of the Canon 5D Mark III’s sensor’s ability to capture the magic of light.

Our filmmakers were happy to get out of the rut and try out some new fixtures.

We’ll be posting more of our filmmakers’ lighting setups.

I can’t tell you how utterly magical the Mk III is with that 70-200.  It takes your breath away.  Thank you, Canon!

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