Lux Noctis by Reuben Wu

Using Drones To Illuminate Stunning Photography

In a making of video, the photographer behind a series of stunning North American landscapes images, reveals how drones were used to illuminate the scenes.

‘Lux Noctis’ is a series of images depicting landscapes of North America captured by Chicago-based photographer, Reuben Wu. They were aerially lit to draw the attention of the viewer to ‘only to the illuminated, in an otherwise overwhelming and vast picture’.

Using GPS-enabled drones Wu was able to ‘produce moods of drama and tension through use of chiaroscuro, and the ability to illuminate isolated features of a scene and exclude unwanted elements’. In the making of video below, he dissects each image – revealing how multiple lighting positions were used to produce a ‘theatrically-lit composition’.

You can read more about the project here and follow Reuben Wu at FacebookInstagram and Twitter.

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