Guess That Light - Revealed

This photo is the solution to the guess that light thing we did the other day.

You can see the original portrait here.

You can see the full resolution and setup description here.


The key is a snooted strobe on camera right, high above the model at f/10. The actual snoot is a beer cozy with the bottom cut.


The fill is a 40cm DIY softbox camera left about 2 stops down from main.


The third light which provided separation is a flash with 1/2 CTO gel and a coroplast gridspot positioned a bit lower than the model's head and pointing upwards. it is very close to the backdrop and creates a small circle.


A little bit more fill coming from below is a foamboard reflector covered with aluminum foil. It was placed a little higher on the tripod which is not in the picture.


The backdrop is a stretch of black fabric. It is held with a hangman stick-in-a-can and a few A clamps.


Lastly, the chair is an $8 stool from IKEA.

setup image here:

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Taken on October 21, 2010