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Edgy and Gritty Lighting Technique
2nd PlaceEdgy and Gritty Lighting Technique
AllenP


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Challenge: Step-By-Step (Advanced Editing VII*)
Camera: Canon EOS-5D Mark II
Lens: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM II
Date: Oct 20, 2011
Aperture: f/11
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/125
Date Uploaded: Oct 20, 2011

This step-by-step is a response to this thread:

http://www.dpchallenge.com/forum.php?action=read&FORUM_THREAD_ID=1105627

I wanted to demonstrate how this type of a look can be achieved. I have done this look a bunch of times outside of DPC myself. It is a common look when photographing athletes or for commercials. Most of the time (not always) the subject is extracted and inserted into an environment that was shot separately. Glad most people found this useful.

Statistics
Place: 2 out of 42
Avg (all users): 7.3333
Avg (commenters): 8.3333
Avg (participants): 7.0000
Avg (non-participants): 7.4095
Views since voting: 6141
Views during voting: 470
Votes: 129
Comments: 37
Favorites: 13 (view)


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07/13/2012 09:35:56 AM
thank you for posting these instructional images.
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02/14/2012 05:04:16 AM
incredibly powerful lighting and superb subject
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11/04/2011 08:00:23 AM
Wow... I want lighting like that!!!! Awesome! Congrats on the red. :)
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11/03/2011 03:00:13 PM
Very Cool!
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10/31/2011 08:17:01 PM
Well done Allen..congrats!
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10/29/2011 12:53:59 AM
Great tutorial - thanks! Congratulations on the well deserved ribbon!
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10/28/2011 03:59:38 PM
Really so good. Glad it got the kudos it deserved.
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10/28/2011 02:51:41 PM
I knew this was you Allen. I am sorry I could not comment during the challenge but I wanted to say this is wonderful. I recognized your style (and face) right away. Congrats on a terrific set-up and image!
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10/28/2011 01:22:48 PM
Awesome and instructional. Now if I can just get the lighting fairy to stop by my house : )
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10/28/2011 12:44:28 PM
Congratulations on the ribbon!
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10/28/2011 12:40:42 PM
Super, smashin' Congratulations and thanks.
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10/28/2011 11:37:35 AM
Great tutorial and wonderful resulting capture, congrats Allen!
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10/28/2011 08:02:40 AM
Strips are perfect for this! I use them exclusively for this type of lighting. Nice explanation and nice outcome.
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10/28/2011 07:47:51 AM
My fave. Great work.
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10/28/2011 04:46:48 AM
Awesome stuff Allen, you look gritty but not mean :)
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10/28/2011 03:29:01 AM
Originally posted by gyaban:

Thanks Allen for the great information, especially regarding the stripbanks. They sure work beautifully. Also this shows that you also are a great studio photographer, I really admire your versatility. Congratulations on the ribbon!

ETA: Is this a self portrait?


Thanks! Yeah, the strip-banks are great. They give me a very narrow tunnel of light especially with the grids on. For some odd reason, the grids are more expensive than the strip bank softboxes themselves. I always leave the grids on. Congrats on your blue! Oui, c'est moi.
10/28/2011 02:31:59 AM
OK, not Leo, but great work nevertheless. Congrats on the deserved ribbon!
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10/28/2011 02:19:01 AM
Thanks Allen for the great information, especially regarding the stripbanks. They sure work beautifully. Also this shows that you also are a great studio photographer, I really admire your versatility. Congratulations on the ribbon!

ETA: Is this a self portrait?

Message edited by author 2011-10-28 02:19:57.
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10/28/2011 12:30:25 AM
Love the look... Great work
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10/28/2011 12:06:53 AM
WTG Allen! Love your model. Congrats on the ribbon!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/27/2011 11:24:53 PM
Oh wow.... I want that set up!! No wonder I can't get my two flashes to look like this. :)
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10/27/2011 05:13:19 AM
Everything about this screams 21.gif lvicari, from the meticulous lighting to the detailed explanation (which I always love reading!).
If this isn't a Leo shot, I mean it as a compliment and think you'll do quite well in this one.
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10/26/2011 12:53:16 PM
Nice. Like it.
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10/25/2011 10:29:50 PM
I actually found this useful! :-)
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10/25/2011 08:44:31 PM
Hmmm...Leo????
10/23/2011 03:51:59 AM
great tutorial! obvious fave
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10/22/2011 12:07:50 PM
Wow!
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10/22/2011 11:45:06 AM
Thanks for the tips!!! Beautifully done
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10/22/2011 11:25:18 AM
Extremely helpful tutorial and great photos to boot!!
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10/22/2011 10:57:59 AM
In my top five for sure.
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10/21/2011 09:29:07 PM
Congrats on a great lighting image i like how it was done good contact with the camrea super job
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10/21/2011 06:39:58 PM
Great! A whole tutorial in just one composite.
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10/21/2011 12:00:37 PM
great demonstration and result
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10/21/2011 10:37:08 AM
Nice going!!
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10/21/2011 08:36:11 AM
very cool and informative...now if I could only win the lottery so I could afford all those lights...
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10/21/2011 06:10:10 AM
great now i need to spend another £400 hehe ;), like it subtle but with all the detail and the example image is what you want big and clear rahter than having to understand from text
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10/21/2011 04:28:00 AM
Easier than I thought. Now if I could only afford the two stripbanks.
Great work, Leo, except for the dodging on the shirt.
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