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How This Was Lit: Sasha Onyshchenko's Elegant Setup

How This Was Lit: Sasha Onyshchenko's Elegant Setup

Photographer Sasha Onyshchenko - Website | Instagram | Facebook

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Gear
8'x8' Lastolite scrim
6' Westcott umbrella with diffusion
Profoto 7a
Elinchrom Ranger RX Speed AS ringlflash for fill
White silk for bounce

Lighting BTS

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Camera:
Leaf Credo 40
Mamiya 150mm f2.8,
Mamiya (Phase One) DF+
1/100th, f8, ISO100.

Setting the Camera
To create this selfie, my camera was pre-focused and set to take one frame every 7 seconds. I did three or four sequences of about 20 frames each. We reviewed the images and made necessary adjustments such as posing, expressions and placements between
each run.

Lighting
I had to be flexible with our composition and placement of us in the frame. Time was of the essence and readjusting the lights and changing power settings was not an option. That's why the exposure had to be consistent across the frame, as well as in front and behind the table. I went with 6' Westcott diffused umbrella shot through 8x8 scrim with 1 stop diffusion. 22” Mola Demi with full CTO camera left and slightly behind the couple imitated light from the chandelier. Fill was provided by Elinchrom Ringflash and another light bounced off white silk on the floor.

Post Production
Following three images were later composited into one image:
Base image was the one with the couple behind the table;
Best image of the little girl in armchair;
Chandelier.
Tethered to Capture One Pro 10
Edited in Photoshop CC 2017

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