For the last two years I've shot pictures of my daughters dance recitals. Just random shots of all the different classes dancing on stage. These pictures are used on the schools website.
Last week the owner of the school asked if I would be willing to shoot the annual portraits of the class, more or less about 40 students, in their ballerina poses, etc.
I told her I would look into it, I'm really interested in doing this , but have never shot portraits and am afraid of butchering the shoot. I do have until May to practice.
I need advice on the following.
1. What do I charge per student? What packages do I offer? How many poses?
2. How and where do I get the pictures printed? Is there a PC program that layouts the pictures in sheets? For example, 2 3x5 images on one sheet, 12 wallets on another etc.?
I am a professional graphic designer and have experience with Photoshop , is that what I should use?
3. Lighting setup-I'm looking into a decent "beginner" setup. Can anyone suggest a decent one?
4. Based on my lenses, which would be best?
Am I forgetting anything?
Thanks in advance for the help and for reading my NOOB questions.