If you're trying to find out the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth, I'd say the answer is no.
If you are trying to formulate a strategy that could be used for your own photographic practice using modern material and equipment, who cares.
BTW did you check out my work? Can you guess how I captured the second image on my site? Yes, I have the factual answer. But that was from a few years back when I was using inferior equipment, etc. and I'd be embarrassed to disclose the truth. But you're welcome to come up with plausible stories incorporating expensive brand names. If not, I could do that part as well. That's what I mean... hahaha.