The instruments I use are
- Nikon DSLR
- Focal Length: 18 mm - 70 mm (Lens Aperture: F/3.5-4.5)
- Focal Length: 105mm (Lens Aperture: f/2.8)
- Elinchrome Lighting studio kit
- White vinyl background
- Sekonic Flashmeter
- Prolinca Infra-Red Trigger
- Set the diffuser to 'Incident Light Method' mode.
- Set the flashmeter mode to 'Flash with cordless'.
2.Lighting a White Background
I have only two studio flash lights (Wish I had more but my budget don't allow grrr...) but in real these two studio flash are very much sufficient to get going.
- One studio flash light is for lighting the background.The white background acts as reflector so do not overlit.Set my aperture or f-stop to f8 or f8.8.(More details on setting aperture http://www.photoxels.com/tutorial_aperture.html).
- Another studio flash is used in front of the subject with a softbox mounted on it.The softbox gives tiy a lovely , soft, diffused light making the subject to have glowing skin, best results are seen on wrinkled face.Set the f-stop to strictly to f8.
- Set shutter speed to 1/125s
- Set focal length to f8
- ISO reading to 200
Here is a test with varing range of shutter speed
Slower shutter speeds (like 1/640s or 1/1250 as in this case) are often selected to suggest movement in a still photograph of a moving subject.
Excessively fast shutter speeds(1/60s or 1/125s as in this case) can cause a moving subject to appear unnaturally frozen. For instance, a running person may be caught with both feet in the air with all indication of movement lost in the frozen moment.
I better stick to 1/125s with indoor photoshoot.