I saw this picture on Behance. As an amateur photographer, i just want an analysis of the picture and help in how to recreate it with a different object.
original picture credits - Kremer Johnson Behance : https://www.behance.net/neilkremer
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Agree with some of the previous answers, but not all of it...
Golden Hour, for sure - highlights under the arm, camera right, & the reflection in his pressure gauge, look to match what we can see of the sky.
Additional lighting camera right; broad white, not too high & not too far off-centre. Look at the catchlights in the eyes & highlight on the suit chest. The shine in the metalwork all seems to agree. The shadow of the spear gun in his hand would hint at maybe 45° to his left [camera right]
additional reflector/light, warm almost orange to match the sun, quite low camera left - check the highlights in the spear near the tip & colour hint in the suit at that side.
I also think it's had a bit of software tweak to lift the shadows. I don't think the light under his chin is fully explained by those 3 light sources.
The slight halo on the suit shoulder might be further evidence of that, but I can't decide whether it's had the full 'HDR' treatment.
Also, not f8.
f3 or 4 @ 50mm on FF.
At f8 the near rocks/water would be sharper.
I discovered the original image on Behance has exif data supporting my lens guesswork.
Camera: Nikon D810
Focal length: 52mm
F number: 3.5
The soft tones visible all over suggest this photo was taken during or near golden hour.
The fact that face is lit and mountain behind is not could be explained by clouds. However, the hands being lit less than face could not be caused by clouds, so there's an artificial light on the right outside the frame, quite high and close by. Some orange gel is used to bring its color closer to the surrounding natural light.
This photo could have taken during golden hours, most possibility with an additional light source which could be a soft box. Light is placed on the right side from a top angle. The photo is taken in mostly manual mode with a bit of under exposed metering, to get the clouds textures and pop the man out in brightness. Aperture seems narrow, possibly 8.0, to have the man almost full in focus and have nice blurred , still identifiable background objects.