Zwells wrote: »
Hey guys and girls i have a question! I'm not very experienced with studio photography, and this coming Sunday my union president asked me to do some head shots for our board, anyways the equipment i have is 2 alien bees (800s), with umbrellas, ( i don't have any soft boxes yet) i have triggers to set off the lights with my camera so my question is what settings and set up can use for these shots
Zwells wrote: »
i shoot with Nikon D750, and I'm guessing i can use my 28mm 1.8 or my 85mm 1.8.
Been a busy/hectic year for me. Shoulder surgery, lost my mom, daughter got married and I got the low construction bid on my other daughter's house. But we all have to march forward. Here is a pull back of a family session. Wanted to try mirrorless so I purchased a Sony A7rII and got a self contained (battery not corded) flash unit, Xplor 600. All work with High speed sync I could have lessened the intensity of the bright background but then I loss the mid ground and was not happy with the look so I went with what I liked. Iso 100, 85mm lens. f1.8 and 1/800 for the camera settings. Grandma to help with smile and keep the light from falling over.
The xplor was a tad too powerful as I wanted the flash closer to be a tad softer.
Those are nice Charles!
So sorry about your mom.
Long time my friend & sorry to hear about your mother. As always, the images look fantastic! Hope you're well Chuck...
Travis, hope all is well with you and the family. Let me know when you're coming by and I'll try to be at the studio. Do well friend.
Andee, thank you for your thoughts.
A few more from the session with the same set up.
Those are lovely, Charles! I esp love the warmth in the greenery behind them, in the one of the three sitting on the ground.
Life has been crazy this time of year for all but I thought I'd do a Christmas one for all. 6 lights in all with the last one behind me aimed at the ceiling to add to the shadows.
This one is an easy set up. A strip box slightly behind the subject on each side, same power. Make sure you don't completely light the nose. The front was a tad dark so I aimed a flash up at the ceiling way behind me and that gave just enough fill to lighten the front of the face. Added a blue gel on the bkg.
Very nice football portrait Charles!
Thanks Andee. Have a wonderful Merry Christmas.