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Photo club needs big time help in shooting mature couples at formal event.....

hollingwD80

Hartselle, US
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hollingwD80 Registered since 30th Apr 2008
Tue 16-Oct-12 12:20 PM

My fellow Nikonians..... We really need your help with this formal event.

The photography students at my college have been asked to take formal couple, and candid photographs at the Gala Opening of the new Alabama Center of the Arts on Friday. Most of us have done a good deal of shooting all kinds of images over the last year, but this one is special, and we would really appreciate your help and guidance with this shoot.

We will be set up in the Fourier next to 2 statues where we will take formal shots of the couples as they enter the building. None of us are experienced at shooing formals of mature couples. By the way.....this is a black tie event, so they will be dressed to the hilt.

We are planing on taking 2 strobes and shoot through umbrellas as lighting. We have softboxes and large reflector umbrellas, but thought they would be a little much for this setup.

We would really appreciate any ideas and guidance you could share with us on lighting positions, posing, etc.

For example, posing the adult male....For young men (seniors and grooms) we usually have them pose with at least one of the hands in a pocket. Mature, successful men might not go for that. How would you pose them?

Should we have the couple make a V, or stand side-by-side?

Our school is very short on experienced photography instructors right now due to Alabama educational changes, and our current instructor has not been a lot of help.

We are pretty confortable with our cameras and settings, but not with posing and shooting mature adults.

Sorry this is so long, but it deals with a lot of issues we have not faced yet. Please share any comments and/or advise that you may have with us, so we can make this event a success. It stands to generate a good deal of revenue, and attention for the club, and for the university.

Thanks very much for any comments.....

Rich

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Reply message RE: Photo club needs big time help in shooting mature c... blw Moderator Awarded for his high level of expertise in various areas
17th Oct 2012
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Reply message RE: Photo club needs big time help in shooting mature c... archivue Gold Member
17th Oct 2012
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Reply message RE: Photo club needs big time help in shooting mature c... Ned_L Moderator Awarded for his in-depth knowledge in various areas, especially Travel Photography
19th Oct 2012
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     Reply message RE: Photo club needs big time help in shooting mature c... archivue Gold Member
19th Oct 2012
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          Reply message RE: Photo club needs big time help in shooting mature c... Ned_L Moderator Awarded for his in-depth knowledge in various areas, especially Travel Photography
19th Oct 2012
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