Nothing is easier than working with no artificial light at all. Ok, that’s not 100% correct. But it can be true. All I really want to say is that sometimes you don’t have to do a lot to get a beautiful light because it is already there. It is hard to see those spots at a certain time but this setup-tutorial will tell you something about a specifique photo shot with no extra lighting equipement.
What can we see on the photo. What clues does the photo give us???
Let’s get this straight out. How do we get this lighting?
And now, the blurred background makes sense. It is the natural result of the extreme open lense. When taking the picture, you should pay attention on the distances shown in it. Without the proper distances you can never show the effect of the open aperture. Take a look at the picture. We tried to use the car for the effect in the front and the wall/trees as the background. The distance between the car and the wall was about 30 feet (10m). Just perfect to keep it visible.
But how do you get that crazy lighting? Take a close look again. The car throws a slight shadow on the ground, you do have a dominance from the left and still, everything is visable.
The answer: It is all about the right moment. The shot was taken short before dusk, the sky was covered in thick clouds but just when we took the shot, the sun was coming out through some little slit between the clouds. It was the perfect moment to get a dominance from the left side but still keep the light very soft.
That’s about all it was. We got the fortune to have the location flooded by soft light with a slight dominance from the left. LUCK!!!
And now to the post-pro. It was done in about 3 minutes.
Here are the steps.
Ok, that’s all.