Originally Posted by Photomart
This is exactly the type of work I want to do! I think my photography lacks something that you've mastered ... maybe it's the accent! Great work! Care to share some lighting tips?
Oh this lighting? Its simple if not a little unconventional. The first two pages are lite with a small softbox about four feet from the model on the front left side, and then the inconventional part used a ringflash behind her on the left side just feathering her, why? because that the only second light we had with us. The room was pitch black between shoots. Its huge room in this club and we couldnt find a light switch and we were under the gun to finish up.
The last page was a beauty dish dialed all the way down to the point that the small bar light on the right was starting to be a problem. Funny to think of it now but all our lighting problems for the day were because we either couldnt turn on or off a room light.
One of the things that has helped me is I like most beginner photographers would shoot something to death and now we're shooting magazine stuff would have killed us. We always run into a models who only can shoot for two hours, we have five outfits to shoot and have to do three makeup look changes. Unless we're looking for a single look then we've tried to keep each session down to fifteen minutes. Even though we feel like if we dont hustle we're going to miss an outfit change. I know driving back from LA we had five looks and 150 images from that and that included some images from shooting the Go Go dancers that the club wanted. It can be scary to think that you didnt get the shot. But its doesnt seem to make sense but with such a tight schedule you try to make ever shot count so you take more time. So instead of 400 okay images you'll have 5 great one, 5 okay and five what was I thinking.
I know you didnt ask that but it made me think about it and I know if I was told that day one it might have helped although I'd still be worrying that I didnt get my shoot even though I had shoot 600+ images for an hour session with the model in the same makeup, dress and location. 8)