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Creative outdoor shooting idea in the quarry with the LUMIS series

Kreative Outdoor-Shooting-Idee im Steinbruch mit der LUMIS-Serie

Skillfully showcasing the details of a location through light. Of course, photographer Jannik Wagner worked with us to show how you can overcome this challenge. For the launch of theer LUMIS lights he had the opportunity to do that LUMIS U-Light and that LUMIS Compact RGB Can be used flexibly and can be used to implement creative image ideas with the compact LED lights. Wagner used the for his photos during the shoots Sony A7R3 with the Sigma Art 35 mm f/1.4 DG DN lens.

First set-up: Combination of bi-color and RGB for outdoor lighting

Kombination aus Bi-Color und RGB zur perfekten Ausleuchtung

focal length cover ISO exposure Settings LUMIS Compact RGB LUMIS U-Light settings
35mm F/1.4 400 1/160 seconds Blue tone: HUE 237 / Sat 95 with diffuserr Brightness 100% Color temperature 2,800 - 3,200 Kelvin


The photographer chose a disused quarry near Kaiserslautern as the location. The twilight was already well advanced, which meant the deployment portable LED lights was essential. This became the main light LUMIS U-Light used at full power, its color temperature set to one warm white between 2,800 and 3,200 Kelvin was set throughout the shoot. The photographer thus generated a strong contrast to the remaining light of the existing twilight. The model stands out thanks to the skilful use of the LUMIS U-Light directly into the eye and is perfectly highlighted by the 200 LEDs.

LUMIS U-Light und LUMIS Compact RGB im Einsatz bei Dämmerung

This was used as an additional light source and a special highlight LUMIS Compact RGB used, which was placed in a small cave in the quarry next to the model. For the blue tone he used the specified color settings LUMIS Compact RGB at full power. For softer light, he uses the diffuser included with the RGB light.

By irradiating the rock walls, Wagner was able to give the background significantly more structure and also create a mystical and fairytale atmosphere.

Second set-up: Set creative lighting accents

This was done in the second structure LUMIS Compact RGB placed together with the diffuser on the ground in a bush and radiated onto the model from below. This meant that the cool remaining light of the twilight, which was still faintly visible over the tops of the trees, could be captured in post-processing. Through the flexible use of the compact LED-RGB light, the bushes in the image gained structure and the silhouette and jawline of the model, which would otherwise have been lost in the darkness, were given special emphasis.

Beleuchtung von unten durch das LUMIS Compact RGB und einen Diffusor

focal length cover ISO exposure Settings LUMIS Compact RGB LUMIS U-Light settings
35mm F/1.4 800 1/160 seconds Brightness 100% HUE 237 / Sat 80 - 90 with diffuserr Brightness 100% Color temperature 2,900 - 3,300 Kelvin


Which settings should you pay attention to during twilight??

In the first set, Wagner photographed in portrait format with one ISO value of 400 and one Exposure time of 1/160 seconds. In the second setup, the photographer took a full-body shot of the model. Due to the further distance and the strong twilight, the ISO value had to be adjusted and was set to 800 increased.

Wagner used it for the lighting two LUMIS LED permanent lights. The LUMIS U-Light with 200 LEDs (100 cool white and 100 warm white LEDs) served as the main light. This offers Color temperatures between 2,500 and 8,500 Kelvin, which can be dimmed continuously. Because half of the LED panels can also be switched off, it always adapts perfectly to the setting.

The LUMIS Compact RGB offers 42 warm white LEDs, 42 cool white LEDs and 36 RGB LEDs. Wagner used the RGB function and thus the compact continuous light as an ideal complement to the LUMIS U-Light and for creative use of color.

Outdoor-Shooting: LUMIS U-Light als Hauptlicht und LUMIS Compact für etwas Farbe

You also did great shoots with our permanent lights. We look forward to seeing your image results  Instagram and Facebook under the hashtag #rolleicreate!


Photographer Jannik Wagner: Instagram
Model Saskia Wagner: Instagram

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