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Submitted on September 13, 2010

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Davor Ivanovic

I just love the backligting and what it does to the tone of the photo.
Nice touch with the reflector. I often forget to bounce existing light.

Posted 11 years ago   

Michael Campanella

Really liked this shot a lot, like Davor said that backlighting really sets off the entire image. Well done!

Posted 11 years ago   

John Einselen  

Thanks! It was a lot of fun to play with.

Posted 11 years ago   

Michał Lis

nice lighting and expression ;)

Posted 11 years ago   

Jeffrey Carter Mason

Great shot! Gives the impression that the model is on the red carpet and that a million flashes are going off.

Posted 10 years ago   



ISO: 200

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Lights Used

Flood Light



Additional Notes

Continuous CFL lamps were used in place of flash heads. Primary light was placed above the camera, with minor snooting to minimise spill. An aluminium reflector was placed just below, providing high-key bounce underneath the face. Bare bulbs with aluminium reflectors were hung behind the subject to create the background.

Light flares were enhanced somewhat in post (enlarging and adding a blue tint), with minor touchup, colour corrections, and channel mixing / curves for contrast.

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