Lighting Suggestions

1 year 4 months ago #614157 by markknowler
 How would this shot have been lit? Obviously the Subjects are back lit so I would find it challenging not to  silhouette the subjects but clearly this image looks pretty well-balanced for lighting. I’m looking for specific details on how I might try to replicate a shot like this specifically around lighting technique.





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1 year 2 months ago #626221 by Ozzie_Traveller
G'day Mark

Short answer .... very, very carefully

Long answer - if I were doing the shoot -
It appears to be taken through an open doorway, suggesting a wall of some sort to both left & right of the subject. If it were mine I would have placed 2x 3ftx 6ft white reflectors on either side of the doorway to bounce heaps of light 'outwards' and balance the direct sunlight

To do a 'good' final, I probably would have done one or more trial shoots beforehand with other subjects / people, before bringing the actual subjects into the task .... it keeps faces / smiles active rather than tired or staid

Hope this helps
Phil from the great land Downunder
www.flickr.com/photos/ozzie_traveller/sets/


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1 year 2 months ago #626223 by Nikon Shooter
Yep, I agree, large white reflectors were used here.

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