Knights of Sidonia

Lighting Concept

Author

George Wong

Date, Revisions

Created on 28 September, 2016
Photo shoot on 21 October 2016
Updated 9 July, 2018

Abstract

Concept for a photo shoot for Knights of Sidonia.

Summary

Concept for a photo shoot for Knights of Sidonia.

This one actually led to a successful photo shoot. You can see the results here.




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This is one of the reference images from Deviant Art. Author unknown.




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Using the illustration, I imagined how i would light my subject for the photo shoot. This involves a bit of reverse engineering and thinking critically about how i would use different sources of light to create a similiar result. Seriously crappy drawing! ;)




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Designing the lighting setup is easier after thinking about the concept.




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I shot the subject on a black background. I didn't pick any of the ones with a smoke cloud in the background. I decided to use a different background instead. Loads of post processing in place of getting it right in camera.




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Final result. More over here.