Help, Please Help

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As some on you know I don't do a lot of pictures of people. But I have a client that would like a group shot done :shock: . It will be about 12 people and will be shot indoors in a conference room. I have studio strobes if I need them.

I would like some help with posing and lighting. :cry: :cry:

All ideas and recommendations are welcome.

Thanks in advance for all your help.
 
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If you're indoors and have a strong strobe, bounce it off the ceiling as long as it's not too high. If not, use a tripod and try to get everyone to stay still. Key to group shots is to get everyone lit evenly.

12 people isn't too bad.
 

fks

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one word of advice with big groups and flash, check for blinkers. avoid rear-curtain sync if you're using a nikon strobe as some people have fast-enough reflexes to blink after the pre-flash.

ricky
 
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Thanks guys I don't have an on camera flash. I have a couple of 200 WATT studio heads. I am not sure about the bounce the ceiling is over 12 feet. Do you think that would work?
 
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Is it possible to set up in the conference room and run some tests before the group arrives?
 
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Yes I can do that the morning of the shoot. However I won't have any subjects. I will just be able to get some lighting tests.
 
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That should still be ok. once you get the lighting and exposure values set to eliminate glare, etc., The subjects will only require minor if any adjustments.
 
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Thanks Dave,
The shoot is this friday and I might try to do a little extra looking at the room on Wednesday.
 
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