Any idea how this was shot?

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  1. sincere

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    http://www.flickr.com/photos/rebba/389347895/

    I saw this picture and i contacted the person about it but never got a reply so i wanted to post it here and have a discussion so i can hear what you guys think.

    Any idea about what equipment was used for this shot or possible details on how it was shot?
     
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    I'm not seeing any picture on that link - just a blank white page
     
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    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I can see the photo and it looks like they used a large reflector to return the light that actually shines from behind (as we can see) back onto the persons.
     
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    Back lit by sunlight...front lit with flash.
     
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    What kinda lense was possibly used?

    The light and sharpness is what amazes me in this picture.
     
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    Looks like well exposed fill-flash and mabye a reflector. As far as a lens looks like mabye a nice wide-angle.
     
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    at the size it is shown almost all image look razor sharp ...
     
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    Even a not so sharp shot will look sharp on a photo of that size. The only way to really evaluate the sharpness is viewing it at full size.
     
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    Lens used would probably be about 28mm. There is slight wide angle distortion which is characteristic with this wide angle particularly at the horizon level. The colour balance is a little warm for fill flash unless it was filtered, so I would go with a reflector instead. The exposure was certainly well done probably around f16 at 1/125 to 1/250th of a second.

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    It´s "a trick of the light"...
    A flash close to herself - in the frame - then takes a second photo of the composition and photoshops the light source out - the way you would for multiplicity shots.
    She says this somewhere in a comments section.
     
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    nah I'm going put my vote for a flash behind the camera out of the scene. Look at the very bottom of the frame you can see the flash return light. If this was a reflector even a white card it wouldn't be this white. I'll further add that some touching up was done after to adjust the colour balance on the model's face, because if you look at her hand it it noticeably colder than the face. This could possibly indicate that a reflector was ALSO used and aimed at the faces only.

    Lens quality sharpness wise isn't debatable here with the small size as mentioned, But it must have been a high quality lens with at the very least ED elements (if Nikon) or the equivalent high quality surface coating from canon or other manufacturers, There is no flare I can see.

    Back on the flash it appears to be on the right hand side of the photographer and slightly higher as it is casting a very defined shadow if you look at the mother's hand. Most likely a direct flash, possibly something as simple as a speedlight fired from a sync chord or a wireless trigger.

    That's my guess.
     
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    She explained her method of lighting in a comment...takes a bit of hunting but you can find it for yourself if you want to.
    Her work, by the way, is fabulous...
     

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