|14th of January 2008 (Mon)||#1|
Cream of the Crop
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: STL/Clayton, MO| NJ
first real shoot - planning/setup help
I'll finally be getting something for this section (small newspaper has valentine's day "issue", more like cosmo on newsprint if you ask me, legal issues around posting here don't have to be accounted for luckly), but I'm at a loss for what to do. The tentative plan is something along the lines of 7 deadly sins and two special shots for the cover (unrelated to the main shoot). Current equipment I have: 1dMKIII, 16-35, 70-200, 50 1.8, 85 1.8, 300 2.8, 430EX. Equipment I can get at the drop of a hat: 5d, 24-70, 35L, 50 1.4, 85L mkI, 135L, 2x Alienbees (not sure on the rating) w/ tripod stand, 2x Pocket Wizards, 580EXII, 580EX.
I was planning on making a "ghetto" (as they would say in NJ) softbox/umbrella/reflector set with a few bucks at home depot, but there are a few problems to deal with. First, the "studio" is a dorm room, so it is about 7x14x8 (WxLxH). Second, the light inside is a two bulb fluorescent thing with a crusty yellow cover and a single ballast. Third, the walls are off white, closer to a peach like color (though still technically white). Any suggestions on how to make the most of this thing (I'll be needing very different looking shots from set to set, but don't really have an option on space)
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|15th of January 2008 (Tue)||#2|
Join Date: Oct 2007
Re: first real shoot - planning/setup help
Sounds like a real challenge. I'd try to bounce off the wall or ceiling behind you with a heavy strobe and maybe use some fill flash if you get shadows. Best to get there ahead of time and do a custom WB or shoot a grey card. Turn off or remove fluorescent bulbs. Doesn't sound like there's room for a box or an umbrella. Good luck - can't wait to see results.
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