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Student Shoot

So yesterday I had my first on site shoot (at my own work but still)

I had to shoot all new first year student for their portfolio site and internal usage. Quite a fun thing to do and very educational for myself. I had the convenience of using the studio I manage so I had stands and space to boot.

 

Things I’ve learned:

 

Using a black background is stylish, but inpractical, I should opt for a grey one since a lot of the students either had black hair, black clothes or dark skintones.

 

Two lights are fine for dramatic shoots, but for portrait shots with different people, clothing and colors a third light would be prefered to light them from behind, so they would stand out and add a bit of depth to the image.

 

Reflection screens are quite handy

 

People are more nervous in front of the camera then the photographer ;-)

 

An assistent would be nice

  

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Taken on August 27, 2010