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| p.1 #14 · Group Photo Lighting Advice Needed |
Personally, I would rent two 2400 Ws packs, with 4 heads. Also 2 Large or Extra Large soft boxes, plus one soft box for hair/kicker and reflector for background.
Do a mostly traditional 4 light setup, with the main light & fill light closer to even (flat lighting) - you need the coverage, not the dramatic shadows.
I did a recent shoot with 3, 1200 Ws packs, with 4 heads (1 pack main, 1 pack fill, 1 pack background & hair.)
With a group of 40-50 people, that was about the minimum to shoot at ISO 400 at 4.0
If you have to spend $100 to $150, do it as a donation (tax deduction? maybe) and a learning experience for the equipment. Hopefully you get it Friday afternoon, return it Monday for a 1 day price.
Practice, take 100+ pictures at home, learn. Worth it. Of course try to get them to cough up for it!
Edited on Sep 20, 2012 at 07:51 PM · View previous versions