I was contacted to do a apparel shoot for a small clothing company's catalog. They want shooting with people wearing the clothes doing everyday tasks outdoors. Shots like, drinking coffee, reading newspaper, hanging out and such. There will be 3 assistants available to help me.
This is my first "commercial" type shoot. I would like some guidance on getting this correctly.
Camera bodies: 5D2 & 7D-backup
Lenses: 70-200 2.8L IS, 24-70 2.8L, 50mm 1.4
I am thinking of just sticking wit the 5D2 and 70-200. I LOVE this lens at the 200mm end.
What type of DOF do I want for commercial shots? Should I probably shoot at f/4 or maybe move towards f/8 for best sharpness?
Lighting equipment available:
Lights: Alien Bees b800, b1600, Canon 580EX2, 420EX , light meter
Power: Vagabond 2 portable power
Modifiers: large soft box, Alien Bees beauty dist, 1x42" umbrella2x 36" umbrella, 2x 32" umbrella - all convertible black w/white or black w/silver
Boom arm, 6-in-1 reflector
What lighting setup do you guys recommend?
Any tips and suggestions? Any additional equipment I need? Do I need another Alien bee light for hair light with grid box?