I spent Saturday afternoon organizing and shooting a simulated Crime Scene for my portfolio. Working with my good friend Harley, we arranged numerous scenes to photograph.

The setting for the shoot was an abandoned warehouse that Harley gained permission to use. The location was perfect for the dramatic type of imagery I sought to create. When designing the shoot, wanted very strong lighting and shadows to create a rather dark mood.

The lighting for the image above was provided by placing a radio triggered monolight in the room behind the model. The light was shaped with barndoors to prevent it from spilling into the pure black background. The “Crime Scene” tape was lit with a handheld speedlight to the right of the camera. This light was also shaped to only illuminate the tape, and not the scene.

To view other samples from the shoot, click HERE.

Canon 5D, Canon 24-105 f/4L lens – 1/50 second, f/5, ISO 100