I've been posting here for a while, some of you probably remember my name from some threads around here, mostly talking about gear and specs.. I'd now like to get feedback on a kind of photography that I have little experience with and no formation at all.. studio shoots
Now let me tell you what I'm into: weird stuff. But when it comes to studio, most of the time, your client will need something that looks good, not weird. This kind of standardized photography is really the opposite of what I am but I still enjoy touching new aspects of photography and I would like to get better at it... I have absolutely no eye for such standard because I don't know it.
Here's my request, tell me what I do wrong. (lighting, pose, frame, whatever) The 3 first are meant to be clean unoriginal poses, like what do I need to do if I want the most standard shot? Did I nailed it? What did I do wrong? I understand the 4th one is a bit more funky, is that kind of stuff even acceptable (if I'm aiming for super corporate contracts and stuff like that?) I understand that it all comes down to what your client wants / needs.. but what if you compare it to the standard? What if I was asked by some teacher (whatever) to make the most conventional / standard (boring) shot, would that be ok?
Now for some specs:
three first shots: Nikon D300 with Nikkor 50mm f/1.8. Shot at f/6.3, ISO 200, 1/160s
last shot: sigma 20mm f/1.8, shot at f/5
Those shots were post processed with lightroom and photoshop, to fix the background sometimes.. I also added lots of vignette with lightroom... Note that I wasn't aiming for that pure white bg.. otherwise I would have used 4 flashes.
I used a white background with 2 studio flash in kinda big softboxes. The studio has 4 flashes available but I wanted that gray background + vignette effect and I kind of struggle when I try to use the 4 flashes. Most of the time, those flashes were very close to my subject and I did not use much power..