How was this shot? Bare bulb? I would like the beautiful shadows and also the skin tone.
Feb 14 13 12:25 am Link
Socorro, New Mexico, US
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Feb 14 13 01:29 am Link
Stockholm, Stockholm, Sweden
Top one looks like a large softbox ( shadows are soft though she is close to the wall and the highlights on skin are big and soft )
Lower image, a bare flash imitating sun .
Feb 14 13 01:49 am Link
Tampa, Florida, US
I think it was a single light source.
Prob a 6 foot parabolic just next to the photographers right shoulder.
The shadow to the models left is too soft to have been a small
light...like a beauty dish.
The stylists used some oil on her skin to create those nice specular
I'm also kinda' sure the reflections on the sunglass lenses were removed in post.
Feb 14 13 07:31 am Link
Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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Feb 14 13 07:36 am Link
Walnut Creek, California, US
I would agree with Jay; big-ish octobox on a pole. I do hate it when they PP out the reflections in the glasses, but you can see most of what you need to figure it out by the gleam in the silver of her shoes.
Feb 14 13 12:18 pm Link
Snohomish, Washington, US
i was thinking a small reflector, the shadow from the purse is pretty sharp but a softbox makes more sense, i do think a second fill was used, a ringflash perhaps, those shoes and lower legs are just too well lit.
Feb 14 13 06:50 pm Link
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
for $995 a pair you can bet they put a bit of separate lighting on the shoes. and added a bit of selective sharpening you wont see in the actual shoes (or in the catalog image of them).
Feb 14 13 06:59 pm Link
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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Feb 14 13 07:05 pm Link
Fremont, California, US
that's funny; when I see high-fashion images with a giant softbox in the glasses, I start to wonder if it's an ad for light modifiers.
Feb 14 13 08:16 pm Link
San Francisco, California, US
Single light source sounds pretty accurate. Soft shadows, full body lit, speculation in the middle, fall off on the sides.
Yeah I would say something like a huge strip softbox (or any kind of box) used or possibly a para. I don't think the specularity would be as obvious if she didn't have the oil on her. Different modifiers can have similar effects so you'd have to ask the photographer to know for sure
Feb 15 13 09:43 am Link
Bristol, England, United Kingdom
+1 for mahoosive stripbox
Feb 15 13 07:49 pm Link
Thanks guys!! This helped a lot!!
Feb 16 13 06:27 am Link