I was asked to photograph a stylish group. I only used one light for all these shots. It’s not only that I could afford 1 light but this can easily be set up in less than a minute. The temperature here in Dubai is almost 50* centigrade and humidity at around 40.
The thing I need to remember is that, ” The larger the light source, the softer the light.” In group shots, I will use a large lighting modifier in order for the light to hit the whole group in such a manner that the exposure will be the same across the frame and of course because of the softer light. Also note that i will not shoot less than aperture 5.6 because it will make other parts of the photo to be blurred. In a group, we need all their faces to be sharp. We can have other photos to be blurred, but that’s another story. That’s where creativity comes in.
Here are some of the photos.
I bounced the light unto the white ceiling to give me an evenly spread light to everyone.
Here’s a groupshot with an orbis ringflash. Fitting a group into a 35 mm lens is quite a challenge. This is the only wide angle i have for now. I came from the school of thought that I must use only what i have and purchase anything else with the profit i get from jobs I take later on.
Bare flash from behind
and some grid spot.