solidcase Guess the Lighting (competition)

Thanks to the guys from "solidcase" we have our give away/contest.

The concept is easy:

I have taken a photo of a solidcase in the lightGIANTS studio, you have to guess how i did the lighting. How much flashes, which light formers, positions...

The Prize

a iPhone 4 solidcase worth €98,- ... in fact its the one seen in the contest photo.

The Rules

  • The first correct answer is the winner.
  • Members of the lightGIANTS, solidcase and family may not take part
  • You may only have 3 guess per day
  • You may ask yes/no questions, but they count as a guess
  • When guess the lighting I will answer with no, close, very close, winner
  • Each day the lighting isn't guessed I will give one clue
  • Any winners from outside Germany my have to cover extra postage
  • shipping within Germany is covered by the lightGIANTS
  • lightGIANTS can not be responsible for any local taxes but the packet will be declared as a prize
  • We can only accept answers in English and German
  • We don't just want to know the position of the lighting but also what light formers were used
  • The power settings of the lighting isn't relevant but if you think you know then you are welcome to guess
  • Judges have the final say , and no correspondence will be entered into

That is enough rules just remember that this is mostly all just good fun with a great prize .... Here is the contest photo:

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I have posted a larger version than normal so you can see a bit more detail in the lighting and here is the EXIF data to help get you started ....

Camera: Sony DSLR-A900
Exposure: 0.008 sec (1/125)
Aperture: f/8.0
Lens: 50 mm 2.8 macro

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  1. And the first clue ….. there is more than 1 flash and only 1 reflector

  2. my first guess:
    1. background: gel -blue. gridded snoot? (you have quite a control of the spread there). if you don’t have one – even a sieve like gobo might work there. 😛

    2. foreground: plain flash, but very very controlled. its almost like a snoot – and you have a flag even perhaps, to reduce the spread of the light so that only the words are lited. (cool fall-off, by the way)

    positions of flash: clam like, blue on the bottom pointed upwards at the middle, white above, pointed down, placed at the left side. Not sure about it, but the reflector is probably at behind-above-right to produce the blue glint on the left innerside of the solidcase.

  3. as a first guess not to bad you are on the right track …. keep it up 🙂

  4. 1. Blitz: von schräg links oben (nicht zu steil), Beauty Dish mit Wabe und Stoffüberzug (wie heißt das Ding nochmal?)
    2. Blitz: von schräg (leicht) rechts unten, blaue Folie und Snoot in den Hintergrund
    Reflektor: weißer Reflektor rechts zum Aufhellen der rechten Seite

    Schönes Spiel 🙂

  5. Auch du bist nah dran und auf einem guten Weg. Weiter so… 🙂

  6. Light from the left, head on bare bulb (possible a small diffuser) zoomed in and at a lowish power. Silver reflector underneath. Blue strobe on the background. (I think BG will be impossible to determine accurately, just raw guessing)

  7. sorry no bare bulbs … keep trying 🙂

  8. OK today’s clue…. I used 3 flashes.

  9. softbox on the left. 1 on the bg gelled. and 1 blue gell firing upwards from underneath? This is def a tough one.

  10. Nun mein Tipp: von hinten (ca auf 11 Uhr von der Kamera mit dem Zentrum Motiv betrachtet) ein Blitzkopf mit Einstelllicht und blauer Folie – Keylight mit Beautydish von oben auf 7:30 – Reflektor von unten rechts (ca. 16 Uhr) mit Neigung zum blauen Licht – von 14 Uhr aus ein Blitzkopf mit Striplight für die Lichter in den einzelnen Quervertrebungen 17:30 Uhr von oben

  11. Blue gelled flash with a beautydish (+grid) top right to down left on the grey bg,

    Softbox, very low power from the left on the subject,

    Very controlled snooted grid on the logo.

  12. OK todays tip there are no soft boxes or strip lights. All the elements that i used have been mentioned …..

  13. Tipp2:
    1 grauer Hintergrund
    2 von links hinten (ca auf 11 Uhr von der Kamera mit dem Zentrum Motiv betrachtet) ein Blitzkopf mit blauer Folie und Barn Doors davor
    3 Keylight mit Beautydish (inkl. Waben Einsatz) von oben auf 7:30
    4 Silberner Hand-Reflektor von unten rechts (ca. 16 Uhr) mit Neigung zum blauen Licht
    5 ganz schwach, von links unten aus, ein Blitzkopf mit Reflektor für die Lichter in den einzelnen Quervertrebungen

  14. Marco so nah… aber ein klein punkt ist falsh 🙂

  15. Hey Scott, liegt es an unten rechts?

  16. Nein, nicht nur. Die Lichtformer sind nicht alle korrekt und die Positionierung dieser somit teilweise auch noch nicht! 😉 Aber schon sehr nah dran…

  17. Tipp3:
    1 grauer Hintergrund
    2 hinter dem solidcase, etwas höher, leicht versetzt (von der Kamera gesehen aus rechts) befindet sich ein Lichttor mit Wabeneinsatz und blauer Farbfolie
    3 Snoot direkt links (leicht erhöht) neben der Kamera
    4 Hand-Reflektor von unten Mitte mit Neigung weg von der Kamera zum blauen Licht
    5 ganz schwach, von links unten aus, ein Blitzkopf mit Reflektor für die Lichter in den einzelnen Querverstrebungen

  18. as no one else is guessing and Marco put in so much effort (you should see the how did they do it photos on face book) ….. congrats Marco on being the closest guess
    the correct solution is coming soon

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