How was this lit?

Started Apr 24, 2013 | Discussions thread
DecibelPhoto
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Re: How was this lit?
In reply to Clueless Wanderer, May 8, 2013

Clueless Wanderer wrote:

DecibelPhoto wrote:

there is a very simple way they stay so dark... contrast.  This is exactly the look you get when you shoot hard light from camera position and up the contrast in processing.  A Profoto light, with 7 inch reflector, will project a fairly even light pattern over this size area (I've done it plenty of times).  On camera flash typically would have more fall off.

The shadows are certainly untouched, this image does not look like it has been heavily retouched at all.

Is it the upping of the contrast that is giving the skin that effect that I think is from a Beauty dish?

Yes.  All the tones in the skin are coming from the increased contrast, which is also blocking up the blacks in the shadows.

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