Lighting Tutorial: how to control soft light using flags and a V-flats

In this week’s video I am going to breakdown how I lit this cinematic portrait using a softbox which I controlled (flagged) with a V-Flat and a cucoloris. To complete the image, I used a Mole Richardson 407 movie light and a strip softbox.


Camera Gear:
Canon EOS R5
Canon RF 28-70mm f/2.0

Lighting Gear:
Elinchrom ELC 500 Studio Monolight

Elinchrom Litemotiv 120cm Parabolic Softbox

Elinchrom Rotalux Stripbox 35x90cm

V-FLAT WORLD Foldable V-Flat, Set of 2, Black/White

Manfrotto Variable Friction Magic Arm

Manfrotto Spring Clip


This video was shot with a
Canon Cinema EOS C70

Canon RF 35mm f/1.8 IS Macro STM

Or a

Canon RF 28-70mm f/2 L USM Lens

Long GOP 4k and Canon C-Log2

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