Florian Krause

My name is Florian Krause and I’m a professional cameraman from Germany. I studied Communication-Design in 1999 and photography was my passion 
from the beginning.

Night photography got me hooked very early, but 
light painting at that time looked more like waving sparklers in front of analog photo-paper in the darkroom, before putting it in the 
liquid. The results were purely accidental, but it was great fun.

After my analog attempts, I bought my first digital DSLR in 2009, a 
Lumix GH1, which I bought more for filming, but by accident, light 
painting came back to my mind. Now that I was able to immediately see 
the result, I created real light objects and the quality increased so much.

The step to drone lighting was a bit like with my first DSLR –  I also 
bought my drone more for filming, but then I stumbled across light 
cubes you can put on your drone, and I saw the potential… unleashed 
lights give me the possibility to bring my lighting ideas to life. 
It’s an absolutely new level. Like it has always been, new technology 
enables new art forms.

Since 2016 I put my focus into drone lighting. During long exposure, I fly 
the lights on a drone above icebergs, rocks and castles. The camera 
freezes each light ray, so on the picture it looks like there’s a huge 
studio-softbox above the object. In the meantime I switched to a full frame Canon 6D.

In my bag is:

Canon 6D

This has better 
performance in low light. The more space each pixel has on frame, the 
less ISO noise.

DJI Phantom 4

That DJI is the market leader in the drone market by no accident. DJI is 
reliable, easy to fly and best price/performance relationship. Is 
there another drone brand at all? I don’t know one …

Zeiss Distagon 18mm f/3.5 lens

My 18mm is sharp as hell even in the corners, and 
there’s almost no lens distortion, which is remarkable for such wide 
lens.

Lume Cube

These were the first, and still is the best consumer drone light in 
my mind.

Ledlenser M14X

This torch is for 
getting right focus,

Since I like being alone on my shoots, I keep my gear reduced.

That’s all 
I need for getting happy :-) !

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www.florian-krause.com | @florian.krause

Inside Florian’s camera bag:

Canon 6D

18mm Zeiss Distagon

Lumecubes

Ledlenser Flashlight

DJI Phantom 4

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