One of my responsibilities at work is to take photos of all our staff. In the past, I've just set everyone up on a white background, setup a vertical clamshell lighting setup, added a little fill from the Left, and overpowered the background with my Yongnuo flash. The results are fine, but it is a huge pain to setup repeatedly in a multi-use pace as we get new staff. On top of that, I'm losing the space where we would traditionally setup the little "studio", so it is time to re-adress.
I am being given a very small space to set up a permanent "studio" for portrait use. Basically I'm the the un-used end of a 6 foot wide corridor. So, I'm determined to figure out how to make a simple, one-light setup that I can basically "plug and play" for when new staff is brought on board. My plan is to get a role of white paper (and a roll of black) that I can hang on the back wall, and then using one large light from somewhat overhead to light the scene. I really like this look: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fs0OoW43Bj8, and I think doing it on white will be less dramatic (which is good for me). But really, my limited space needs a one-light setup and I need some help figuring this out.
So, what might you recommend to make this happen? I'd rather not have to go spend around $1600 for a one light setup if there are abetter options. I'm also wondering if anyone knows a good wall-mounted swing arm that may be useful here. I'd love to have an arm mounted to a wall that is perpendicular to the area I'm shooting so I can just swing the light out, rather than setup a light stand every time. Not sure if that makes sense.
I'd certainly appreciate any input!