I am in a situation that in the next ten weeks I need to cover about ten magazine photos for my school prints..
But with my limited experiences, I found it hard to find an angle to show the personality of my subject in a short time. For example, I have done shoots with a copywriter in her office, a radio station consultant in the station, a theatre producer in her house for last week.
SInce I barely had any idea of who they are ,what they are like , I realize whatever Ideas I could think of might not work because the room setup or after five shots I was not sure how to proceed.
Another thing that is challenging to me is to direct them during the shoot. Most of the time , I understand they are busy so I do not have much time.
Adding to these problems, sometimes I don't know how to critic my own photos.. I wish I can leave them for a while and go back and think of them but I can not. Although I feel it is subjective to certain extent, but what qualifies as a good profile magazine photo?
Most of the time, i am only using one flashlight, how to maximize the use of it to create more interesting photos? I think I will be getting some studio lights from my school in next two weeks, what is a basic equipment kit I should bring for a portrait shoot ?
Sorry I have asked a chunk of questions that probably need more than two hours of lecture to explain,, But I 'd appreciate very much if you can just share some of your thoughts based on your own experiences on any of the questions ? Many thanks!!