Lighting Question

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  1. mayfly

    mayfly TPF Noob!

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    hey, i'm brand new to this forum & very excited to have
    access to experts & amateurs all the same.

    question... i came across some very beautiful photos tonight
    in an online blog & have been a fan of this type of lighting
    and processing for a while. can anyone give an explanation on
    HOW these effects were achieved in the following photos??

    http://img256.imageshack.us/img256/1039/mg0547bm5.jpg

    the monochromatic effect is one thing (and is that only done in Photoshop?) but also the blur of light behind the model. the fuzziness etc.
    is this filters? or settings? any thoughts?

    and:
    http://img256.imageshack.us/img256/1733/mg0584rr9.jpg
    pretty much same questions here... how would you professionals recapture this photo with these results? i just love the mood in these


    source:http://nouvellenoir.livejournal.com
     
  2. The Phototron

    The Phototron TPF Noob!

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    The sun behind the model created the rim light.

    A reflector or flash could've been used for the fill light on the model, or just meter off her face.

    The background fuzziness is done by using a large aperture like f 2.8.
     
  3. Big Mike

    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Welcome to the forum.

    I edited your posts and changed the photos to links. Forum rules say that members are only allowed to directly post their own photos.

    I don't think there is anything extraordinary going on with those photos...not in terms of extra effects. The exposure is set so that the sun is blowing out detail and they probably used a shallow DOF to render the background out of focus.
     
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    Back lighting using the sun...and metering for her face. That's my best guess...would make sense to me.
     
  5. Mike_E

    Mike_E No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    On the first it looks to be simple fill flash. I'll guess a -1/3 comp probably not too much less because of the generally washed out look.

    On the second one it looks like one reflector above the camera and one above and just to the left of the camera. There is a shadow tight under her jaw and starting well up her nostril with no shadow anywhere else except under her bottom lip.

    $.02
     
  6. mayfly

    mayfly TPF Noob!

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    thank you guys! i will take this into consideration.
    you've been a great help :)

    (p.s thanks for changing the photos to links, i'll be sure
    to do that in the future)
     

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