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Any ideas how this was lit?

 
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Mar 23, 2014 14:48 |  #1

I've seen lots of posts/instructions on how to light something on a white background, but how would you light something like this on a black background... how do you get a small area to be lit behind the object like this?

Can you tell if this is continuous light, studio strobes, or flash?


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Mar 23, 2014 15:47 |  #2

I would put a gridded snoot behind the item for the rim light and bounce another light from the front. Look at the highlites, the white burnt out area on the canon logo on the first pic will give you a clue as to the angle and direction of the main light, then just play with the ratio's of the main light till you get the effect you after

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Mar 23, 2014 18:29 as a reply to  @ FerozeK's post |  #3

No, no one can tell you if this was done by continuous lights, studio flash or speedlites (except the photographer themselves)..... And a vignette (darken the areas around the edges of the image) was added in PP to give the appearance of a gridded light source.


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Mar 23, 2014 19:26 |  #4

I guess both these guys are correct. Knowing how it was exactly is impossible but FerozeK is right in suggesting a way that you could achieve it yourself. A snoot is what I would have suggested and a vignette would also help in post.




  
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