Coming up on my World Tour with Cyndi is Haiti with a Voodoo theme. This raises some serious questions for me, especially as a basically outdoor shooter.
The mood is obviously to be very dark. I have all sorts of battery powered candles that I want to come through as a primary light source but still see all the detail of Cyndi and her wardrobe and props.
My available equipment is:
Three studio strobes (2 Interfit 300ws and 1 AB800)
1 580 EX and 2 430 EX flashes
Softlighters (60" and 48") plus convertible umbrellas and (if I HAVE to - 2 x 24" softboxes)
Grids (10 - 40 degrees), 2 barndoors and 2 complete sets of gels for strobes and flashes
Radio triggers for all of it plus I can control the flashes through my T3i
My main lens is my 24-105 f4L IS. My fastest indoor lens right now is my Tamron 28-75 f2.8 which just isn't as sharp as my "L" lenses.
My 50mm 1.4 has decided not to use autofocus at this point.:p
Any suggestions on how to light this scene so that the WB is the candle colors but not so dark that we can't see Cyndi??
Thanks in advance.