Originally Posted by Kevin@rsp
IAre you more apt to set up your lights, shoot one or two shots, reposition the lights and / or adjust the model's pose and shoot a different shot
OR do you set up the lights and shoot numerous shots before trying a different pose or light adjustment?
It's recognizing quality, not how you get there. I talk about this all the time.
There are so many approaches. I can connect with a model on the first shot and have the rest be less than that. I can spend 100 shots and have the 99th shot be the one. What's important is understanding when you have quality.
Spraying and praying might work but that's a lot of post editing work and many times a huge disappointment in the shoot. Photographers get so excited to shoot an fail to shoot for the image.
Technical only comes into play from the start. Once you discover the technical part of photography, it might take a series of shots. It might take one depending on, and probably the most important hidden foundation of model photography, EMOTION.
Unless it's a storyboard, It's about an image and not about photographs. How you get to that quality image might take a building up process of 1000 shots or it might take one. That's why it's called SHOOTING.
So many don't get it. We can show you lighting techniques after lighting techniques and poses after poses. You have to understand the technical because you have to get there first, but what is so hard for photographers and models to get it, is simply EMOTION. And those who get it, get it and understand what is QUALITY.