Hey guys, I've recently been asked to shoot some half-body portraits for a particular new club in my school since I've been involved with helping them set it up.
The photoshoot's on Tuesday, but since I had all my gear down today and had some spare time, I set it up before-hand and shot a few test exposures.
Photograph is uneditted.
Gear used was a 400D + 70-200 2.8IS with ebay triggers.
In case the following light diagram doesn't work, i'll post the settings here:
Key Light - 430EXII (not 580EXII sorry) @ 1/2 power, 24mm zoom, 2m up, 30* downwards from horizon, shoot-through umbrella
Background Light - 580EXII (not 430EXII sorry) @ 1/4 power, 105mm zoom, blue-filters
Note: flashes switched. Correct exposure is 1/100 not 1/200.
I quite like the look of the photographs that I shot. I need the lighting and pose to be standardised, so unless anyone offers suggestions as to how I can improve it with the gear that I have, I'll try it out.
My problem is the upper left hand corner of the frame. My key light is spilling into the background due to the 24mm. I don't want to make the key light any tighter because I like the even spread of light I'm getting. I've heard of the term 'using a flag' to control spill, but I'm not sure how to use it. I have another cardboard that I can ask someone to hold while shooting.