I have a bunch of fabric samples that need to be shot with as much detail as possible. My set up is the 6D with 85mm, 580EXII and a Nikon SB-28, which is very similar to the 580. No transmitters.
I basically set up a two light source, copy shot type lighting, except the light sources are above and below rather than left and right of the camera. I feel like I have a pretty good set up, and the first round of shots (6 pieces) came out really good.
They sent me home with 30 more!
So, two questions.
1) I need to continue with what I have, give the results to the client, and get thirty more, FAST. The first batch were all the same pattern and material. Now I have a large variety of patterns and materials.
Without buying any "real" camera gear, thoughts on improvements or things to consider?
2) Looks like my procrastination and indecision on buying some gear is over. I wanted to go with 2 different shaped modifiers and probably some YN622 and a couple more flashes, with a two flash set up in the modifiers.
So, what modifiers and brackets should I buy?
"Copy" work like this requires as similar light sources as possible, right? If so I need two (or four) of the same modifiers, I think?
Extraneous set-up info that you probably don't need to read:
• All shots will be square and in the center of the fabric and frame.
• Fabric is stretched over a board that is 11 feet (3 meters) from the camera.
• 580 on 6D firing straight up into a very low ceiling, with the Nikon on a tripod and optical slave below the camera firing into white paper.
• The white paper runs on the floor up to the fabric to kind of mimic the ceiling.