What’s the light setup?

Zach Arias’ bottlebar

This picture is created by Zach Arias. He is an American photographer who uses mostly  just ONE light source. Except for this picture. He made a DVD of his workshops named  “ONE Light”. Camera: Canon 5DMkII, 35mm, ISO 100, f5,6, shutterspeed 1/125. Lighting: Zach used for this a picture one HSF (Canon 580 ex II) with grid (Honl), positioned above the camera so that a butterflylighting created. The power of the flash: 1 / 4 . Under

Joey L’s Holy Man

Joey Lawrence is a young photographer. Since his 7th birthday he is taken pictures. Camera: Canon 5D, 24mm f1,4 with studiolight Lighting: He’s using an Elichrom ranger with a softbox (50x50cm) on it. The distance between the subject and the lightsource is about 2,5m. That’s why the contrast is high

Julie Blackmon’s environmental lighting

Julie Blackmon oftentimes uses digital collage and montage techniques in her imagery, I’m guessing this shot, entitled PC, was created entirely in-camera using 4 lights without montage techniques. Camera: Hasselblad 503cw with 50mm lens and Kodak Portra NC 400ISO film, set on a tripod 2,5m back from girl. Shot at 1/60, f11, ISO

Herman Huys’ bondage meat

This picture was taken by Herman Huys. It is one of a series of meat in bondage. Camera: Pase ONE P25 digital back and 80mm Schneider lens with extra ring for macro shot, set on a tripod. Shot at 1 / 125 f22 ISO100. Light: The main light is composed of two soft boxes, placed directly above the subject. This provides uniform illumination, like a ringflash. The sausages are on a plexiplate above 2 open reflectors, that create sthe white background. By a proper ratio of the light from the background and the subject, the

Michael Thompson’s “La Grande Adalisque” with Julianne Moore

This portrait taken in 2003 for the cover of American Photograph magazine pays tribute to Jean-Auguste Ingres’ famous 19th-century painting La Grande Adalisque. Michael was originally supposed to shoot Julianne in a couture dress, but was so inspired by her flawless skin, he switched directions. This is lit with one

Howard Schatz’s Boxer

This picture, which shows a dramatic atmosphere, by using a good lighting and a good postproduction. The photographer is Howard Schatz and has won a prize. Camera: Hasselblad H2 with Leaf Aptus 75 digital back and 80mm lens, set on tripod six feet back. Shot at 1/125, f11, ISO 50. Lighting: The key light is a medium striplight at f22 boomed slightly in

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