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Watching in the Dark Setup Shot | by ramyo
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Watching in the Dark Setup Shot

This is the setup I used to create "Watching in the Dark".


Camera mounted on tripod and fired remotely. Canon 5D mark III with 70-200 at 135mm. Manual focus and manual settings: ISO100, f/13, 1/250.


Two Canon EX-580 flash guns triggered with PocketWizards. One light to the left with grid and small diffuser, manual settings +2 power. The right light also with a grid and manual settings, -3 power.


The camera was pre-focused. I shut off the lights in the room and had the flashes angled so that they wouldn´t light the background.


The left light was the main light and elevated to create the shadow under the brim of the hat. The right light was used as a soft fill to light the eyes under the brim.


Post-processing in Lightroom CC. Work mostly consisted of cropping, dodging and burning. I also added the facial camouflage with colored brushes.

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Taken on March 26, 2016