How was this lit?

Started Apr 24, 2013 | Discussions thread
Fave Photog Senior Member • Posts: 1,241
Re: How was this lit?

Lawrence Keeney wrote:

I keep looking at this shot and have convinced myself there is so much post processing on the image it is pretty much impossible to tell the lighting used.

I don't believe the sharp shadows you see are real shadows. I would also bet the background shown is not the original background either.

You're over-thinking things.  It's a simple flash held off-camera with the left hand, slightly above lens height, and most likely with a simple modifier such as a snap-on diffuser.

No one is going to go through the trouble and hassle of creating fake shadows on such a basic image, nor are they going to extract such a basic image and drop it onto such a worthless background.

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