"Winter Formals" Help

Discussion in 'Photography Beginners' Forum' started by Big Baller Digital, Nov 20, 2006.

  1. Big Baller Digital

    Big Baller Digital TPF Noob!

    Oct 31, 2006
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    I need advise, A friend of mind is a teacher at a small continuation school and is in need of a phtographer (last minute). She knows that I primerely shoot events but has asked me if I would be interested in doing the Winter Formal photos for this year. 09 Dec. I have alittle experience in portraits with backdrops as I shoot with Interfit strobes with defusers (umbrellas) but she said they just finished an indoor pond with waterfall that they want to use for a background. This would mean that there would be a depth of field? Will it work? Should I recommend using a backdrop instead of their idea? Any advise would be greatly appreciated

    Lighting will be a problem to achieve this depth? especially using strobes, maybe using continuous lighting? maybe recommend using my backdrops? maybe pass this on to someelse?

  2. fmw

    fmw No longer a newbie, moving up!

    Sep 30, 2006
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    Your job as a pro is to give the client what she wants. You can throw the fountain out of focus if that is appropriate. Light it separately if that is appropriate. Leave it unlit if that is appropriate.
  3. xfloggingkylex

    xfloggingkylex TPF Noob!

    May 5, 2006
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    Frederick, MD
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    Get there early and take some test shots. Show her the different things you are capable of (blurry pond and waterfall, in focus pond and waterfall, lit or not lit, ect) and see which one she likes the best. I can't imagine her wanting the pond completely in focus because if it is half decent looking it will distract from the subjects.

    Really it's all about pleasing the client, so you find out what she wants and it'll be fine, provided your setup is capable of doing it.

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