Upload & Sell: On
I am not posting this to slam you. It's just out of concern for your potential clients and your business.
Are you sure you're up for this?
I have a few reasons for asking:
- I took a look at some of your work and while you have some good images, you also have quite a few mediocre ones. It makes me wonder if maybe you are not yet at the point where you can really tell a difference.
- You seem to be trying a lot of different things (weddings, families, events, groups, etc.) and experimenting with a pretty wide variety of equipment in a pretty short time. Nothing at all wrong with "hustle" but I would suggest making sure your sales hustle and your ability hustle are more-or-less synchronized.
- Even the way you posted your inquiry gives me a "lack of experience" vibe. It comes off a little like "I want to build a rocket ship. Any suggestions?"
- 100 well-paid medical professionals and the hospital that I assume is the client could create a mega-storm of negative word-of-mouth for you if you don't handle the shoot in a professional, controlled, and calm manner or if the final result is less than very good.
That said, here is my suggestion:
- Re-post in either the Lighting or Sports forums. The lighting forum gets pretty light traffic these days but there are still some good lighting folks that check in there. The low traffic may actually help you since here in People you are likely to get cycled off the front page rather quickly. The Sports forum might even be a better place to post. Those guys shoot large groups regularly and have experience with posing groups, using large lights and modifiers, etc.. They can be merciless though, so spend some time constructing your post and providing some information from your side.
- That last point is important. If you want some good feedback on this, you need to provide some half-decent info from your side. Examples:
* How soon is the gig
* Do you have the location selected for the group? If so, what is it like? If not, what are the alternatives?
* Does "6:30am, 45 minutes before sunrise" mean complete darkness? I would assume so but state that clearly.
* Is it possible that other light sources will impact the photo (street lights, etc.)?
* How do you expect nearby structure to influence the shoot/lighting? Colored wall that would throw a color cast? White wall that could be used for bounce/fill?
* What are the constraints regrading arrangement of the group? Will they be spread out horizontally or going up stairs vertically?
* What equipment do you currently have and what is your level of experience with it? How powerful are your lights and what kind of modifiers?
* If considering renting or buying equipment that you don't currently have, how much time will you have to practice and get familiar with the equipment?
* How much time are they giving you for the shoot? 100 doctors and nurses doesn't sound like the most patient group you could have.
* How much access and set-up time are they going to give you?
Anyway, I hope you get the idea.