A&P First time doing group/family portrait help...

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  1. turbodude

    turbodude Just a photographer OT Supporter

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    Well sorta family... What do you all think? I am planning on doing another one, this was a trial run. They have to dress up next time, in Xmas gear.

    ABR800 into 30" MU cam left, and 550ex into umbrella cam right.


    What does everyone think? Its for a famous nightclub's christmas cards. They wanted a fun christmas type card to send to clients. I was trying to use teh ABR as the main light and the 550 to fill the shadows a bit. I am not keen ratios. but i think i did ok, what can i do differently?

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    Please help. im not good at this stuff yet. Very wet behind the ears.
     
  2. adamlewis88

    adamlewis88 New Member

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    I have pretty much zero experience with doing group portraits but I do understand the technical aspects you had to overcome to get everyone lit pretty evenly lit like that.

    It looks pretty good to me.
     
  3. Matt-AWD

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    I think it'd look better if you brought the color temp up a bit and fired a red strobe up the back wall to add some color to the room.
     
  4. turbodude

    turbodude Just a photographer OT Supporter

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    hmmm sounds like an idea. only prob with that is the couch is up against teh wall. but next time i will considering moving it forward and shooting a strobe back there. and color temp up to a warmer skin town?
     
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    Yeah I'd give it a shot :dunno: Just pull it out enough for the strobe to fire straight up, don't really want to cover the whole wall or anything. I think it'd help convey the whole nightclub thing a bit better.

    Edit: Yes on color temp to warm the skin tones. Just looked a little too cold to me :dunno:
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  6. skolen

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    I like the second one.

    It looks like a shot that would look cool with you looking down on them as they're gathered in a circle.
     
  7. Bloody Sunday

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    looks pretty good man.

    try adding red and green strobes to the scene
     
  8. turbodude

    turbodude Just a photographer OT Supporter

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    I wanted them to do more, but their marketting manager was set on having them sit. sucks. But maybe if i elevate myself. hmmm... i wonder if my light stands can cover that high and shoot down...
     
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    pull the couch forward and light the wall
    it'll also get rid of the shadow of yellow sweater guy camera right
     
  10. Tedrzz

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    overall looks very clean. good job dude
     

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