i took one family shot just a few days ago, and would appreciate if any comments could be given with respect to lighting big group shots in relatively small rooms.
here's the picture!
The gear used were as follows:
tamron 17-50 with petal hood @ 30mm, mounted on tripod, max length, 30 degrees down to family
2 x YN 460ii @ MAX power, one left one right of the family, both bounced to ceiling with index card throwing light to the sides. ( i didn't place both flashes just by the side of my camera as i didn't have my light stands with me, and i'm afraid the lens would get flare if positioned too near to my camera )
fired by CTR-301P.
the PS adjustments i did were :
1. correcting barrel distortion ( notice the sides were pretty flat )
2. cloned out drawers in front of the family ( couldn't clone out the sofa as i think it's quite hard to do so? )
3. reduced exposure on extreme ends ( there was a hotspot, i guess it's because of the index cards.. )
4. adjusted for higher saturation.
my question is : how can i better light this shot? i actually have another opteka ef600fg unused, but would have to use it with an optical trigger instead. i also have a 43" and 33" shoot-through umbrella, both with light stands.
thanks for reading!