Lighting in the new MAXIM

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  1. FourAcesPhotography

    FourAcesPhotography TPF Noob!

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    Have you guys seen the new Maxim issue?

    http://www.caprica-city.de/bilder/aktuelles/maxim_cylons.jpg

    How do they acheive that type of lighting for the background. Obvs. the the girls are lit with multiple strobes. I'm interested in the background.

    Is that photoshopped? If you have the issue and look closely you notice that the background has texture too, so it doesn't look like a color filtered strobe shot through a white muslin.
     
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    Looks like a snooted strobe coming in from top right against an orange/peach seamless to me.

    Of course, it could easily have been shopped.

    Either way, it's not all that amazing to me, tbh.
     
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    more than anything, it looks like direct flash.

    Maybe a ringlight above the camera, but it doesn't really look like it.

    If we could see it bigger, we could easily tell just from the catchlights.

    one thing is for certain though, no snoots were used for the key light, it would be stark obvious.
     
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    Judging by the shadow from the arm top left through the letter M, and the shadows on the chin and other body parts I'd say Direct flash with a liberal touch of photoshop.
     
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    ringlight off cam maybe?
     
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    and dang it i need to learn more about lighting techniques, i can only recognize what i've used for the most part. . . and with catchlights i can only give a rough guesstimate.
     
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    I would have thought direct flash then a bad photoshop job using the burn tool (shaddows are far too dark)
     
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    What are you talking about? I don't see a background. I just see 2 girls. Is this a trick?
     
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    Not talking about the light on the models, only how the background it lit. Note the soft-edged hot spot, centered with a tail leading upper right.
     
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    I'm going with Photoshop. Probably shot on a blue/green screen and then the background was done in post.
     
  11. newrmdmike

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    a painted wall would reflect ringlight in a similar way wouldn't it? my ringlight does at least.
     
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    Well, we're all just speculating here, but wouldn't a ring light affect it more evenly? Why would the top right be much brighter than the other three corners from a ring light use? Isn't the whole point of a ring light to have even lighting?
     

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