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Old 02-09-2008   #1
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Default How would you light this?

I'm sure there are several different ways to do this, but how would you light and expose this shot?

I'm guessing underexpose the photo and use some off camera flashes (i.e. SB800) to expose the subjects.

Let's hear your ideas.


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Old 02-11-2008   #2
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a bit of exposure compensation might help too, since you have all that sky behind the subjects.
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Old 02-12-2008   #3
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To determine the lighting angles and placement... look at the shadows and the exposures. To complicate matters, the snow on the ground works as a huge reflector.

Depending on the amount of pp my best (quick) guess would be:

-- The side rim lighting on the faces of the guys on the extreme right and left, along with the cloud lighting behinds kind of indicates the sun directly behind, low in the sky.

-- With the shadow on the second snow board from the left and the overexposure of the snowboard on the extreme left, along with the good exposures on the faces and the bottom of the boot, I would guess an off-camera flash to the left of the photographer/camera (maybe with an umbrella or softbox).

Might be multiple flashes on very small power output. (The snow messes up the guesses).

The guy on the right, up in the air, might be photoshopped in. Same for the guy on the left leaning on the snow board. Again, look at all of the shadows (lack of the same) on the snow on the ground.

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Spotmeter faces and AEL. Two off-cam flashguns for fill.
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Looks like two off camera lights, on either side of the camera and above. Possibly also a big reflector at a 45 below the camera. Light placement must have been tough using the fisheye.
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is the OP asking how it was done, or how would you do it if you were there? I took it as the later.
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is the OP asking how it was done, or how would you do it if you were there? I took it as the later.
Either is fine. I know there are several different ways to do it, I was just looking for some input on how others would do it or thought this was done.
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We do a lot of these posts, and it can be fun to dissect different aspects of a photograph. It's called learning.


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