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Creative settings with the compact LUMIS permanent lights:A practical test

Kreative Settings mit den kompakten LUMIS-Dauerlichtern: Ein Praxistest

Anna Münzebrock |

That's why we gave photographer Jannik Wagner this LUMIS I Light, the LUMIS Solo 2 as well as the LUMIS Glow flashlight provided for a shoot. As an experienced photographer, Wagner knows exactly what to look out for when testing the different lights rigorously and under real conditions.

Jannik Wagner has been using Wagner for his for a long time private and professional recordings the Lumen Sticks RGB and smaller pocket lights our lumen and LUMIS serieswho are due to their portability as creative secret weapon always in the photographer's backpack.

For the launch of the LUMIS Solo 2, the LUMIS I-Light RGB and the LUMIS Glow, Jannik Wagner was able to create the lights in three different shoots take a close look again. During the test, the young photographer chose three models and three different locations. Especially when choosing the locations, Jannick Wagner managed to add his personal touch to the portrait shoot bring in, because he has for so-called „Lost Places“ decidedly and thus combines two extremely popular photographic categories in which the Use of versatile artificial lights makes the difference.

Setting 1: Science fiction ambience in the command center

Jannik Wagner realized the first shoot together with model Caro Franzreb in an old technical room of a nursing home near Neustadt. The large control unit that the two found there inspired the photographer to one m creative shoot, which had a sci-fi feel. But with the cables hanging around, the place had a worn look again, which is what Lost Places are all about. The location and the available metallic surfaces offered a perfect place for the Use of different lights.

LUMIS-Dauerlichter im Praxistest

To get even more mood from the background to get it out, Jannik Wagner placed it LUMIS I-Light RGB about the one in the case integrated magnets „hidden at the top of the control unit. With an orange light he shined into the subject from above and created a background appealing light for the current scene.

LUMIS-Dauerlichter im Praxistest

camera focal length ISO cover exposure adjustment of the lights
Sony A7R III 35mm 1000 f/1.6 1/160 sec

LUMIS I-Light: Hue: 15, Sat.: 100%, Brightness: 85%% 

LUMIS Glow: 6,000 Kelvin, brightness: 40% 

In the first resulting image, the photographer also clicked on the LUMIS Glow flashlight resorted to, which the model herself held in her hand. through the selected color temperature of 6,000 Kelvin, the light on the model's face created a kind neon effect. In addition, an interesting one arose reflection in the eye.

This also caused the second result LUMIS I-Light RGB with the orange light for an interesting illumination of the background. However, in contrast to the LUMIS Glow, the photographer used the small one here LED cube LUMIS Solo 2 return. Since this one too integrated magnets shows, the cube was fastened to one of the metal doors.

LUMIS-Dauerlichter im Praxistest

On the one hand, the light was hidden from the camera, but the angle and position could also be changed at any time. Here resulted from the addition used diffuser on the LUMIS Solo 2 a pleasant soft light on the model's face.

LUMIS-Dauerlichter im Praxistest

camera focal length ISO cover exposure adjustment of the lights
Sony A7R III 35mm 1600 f/1.4 1/160 sec

LUMIS I-Light: Hue: 15, Sat.: 100%, Brightness: 85%% 

LUMIS Solo 2: 5,500 Kelvin at medium brightness level 


Setting 2: Rebellious moments at night in the swimming pool

Also for the second setting, the lights next to the variably adjustable options through the integrated magnets convince. Here, too, Jannik Wagner did not need any other tripods apart from metallic surfaces, so that he could creatively adjust the lighting again in a matter of seconds at the next Lost Place if necessary.

This time it took the photographer to an abandoned swimming pool together with model Saskia Wagner. To be more precise, in the area of ​​the changing rooms and lockers. The outfit and the make-up of the model should create a rebellious look in advance. The goal should be, together with the location, a youthful rebellious scene generate at night in the swimming pool.

LUMIS-Dauerlichter im Praxistest

In order to be able to optimally illuminate the scene, both the LUMIS I-Light RGB as well as that LUMIS Solo 2 for use. The handy one served as the main light LED bar light with a Color temperature of 5,200 Kelvin and one brightness of 85%. The LUMIS I-Light RGB was positioned facing away from the camera on one of the open locker doors.

The LUMIS Solo 2 was also attached to one of the doors as a backlight. For the LED cube, Wagner used the highest level of brightness and combined this with one of the blue color foils supplied. In this way he could easily pick up the color of the lockers again in terms of illumination. It also allowed Wagner to add volume and contour to the model's silhouette and hair.

LUMIS-Dauerlichter im Praxistest

camera focal length ISO cover exposure adjustment of the lights
Sony A7R III 35mm 1000 f/1.4 1/250 sec

LUMIS I-Light: 5,200 Kelvin, brightness: 85% 

LUMIS Solo 2: 5,500 Kelvin at maximum brightness level 


Setting 3: Time for a film scene

Also in the last shooting the LUMIS lights put to the test and the location through targeted settings in one mystical scene transform.

Together with model Sharmika Thanabalasingam, Jannik Wagner went back to the abandoned old people's home. During the first shoot, the photographer noticed the room with a broken television. Combined with that LUMIS I-Light RGB, which he had attached over the magnets inside the television housing, Wagner conjured up a unique and attractive appearance cinematic look. This should invite the viewer of the pictures to linger and leave room for interpretation.

LUMIS-Dauerlichter im Praxistest

Due to the missing pane of the television, the light became one interesting cone thrown on the ground as well as on the model's face. For the first three recordings, Wagner relied on a conspicuous one red tone at the LUMIS I-Light RGB. He had that combined LUMIS Glow RGB as ambient light in one hue appearing white.

LUMIS-Dauerlichter im Praxistest

The aim of the photographer was to fill the space around the model and the second TV on the wall that was needed to give structure. In addition, the light also generated the cast shadow with the model that the photographer had wanted. He then made final adjustments directly on the camera.

LUMIS-Dauerlichter im Praxistest

The conclusion after the creative settings

The LUMIS I-Light RGB and the little one LED cube LUMIS Solo 2 were able to convince Jannik Wagner directly. Both the handling of the lights as well as that Accesories was well chosen in his eyes. Above all, he particularly liked them built-in magnets, which allowed the lights to be placed very easily and extremely quickly on corresponding metallic surfaces.

LUMIS-Dauerlichter im Praxistest

"I wish there were more of these features LUMIS steady lights", said the photographer with a smile on his face. He also found the possibility that up to three LUMIS I-Lights about the magnet system commonality could be combined. Unfortunately, he was not yet able to test these three sets.

At the LUMIS Glow RGB Jannik Wagner initially had slight starting difficulties. Especially when attaching the handy flashlight to tripods. "But despite the difficulties, I liked it compact light because of her light weight very good. It made transport a lot easier," says Wagner reverse operation, in contrast to the other two lights. But even that shouldn't be a big problem once you get used to it.

Of course we also take the feedback from Jannik Wagner for the advancement of our products and are pleased that Jannik Wagner is lighting up upcoming photo tours will take away.

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