I’ve recently started a residency at a store. I’m doing a mix of catalogue and lifestyle photos. I can’t show any results of these photoshoots (yet), but I can show some of the behind the scenes pictures.
The notebook picture shows the set layout. It was basically a 50 inch wide hallway (because I couldn’t open my umbrella all the way) with a small curve and a door at the end. The corner of the hall was painted matte grey as well as the floor. This was probably the best part of the setup because it ensured almost an even texture in the background. It also looked much better in post than a flat white for this setup.
I lost my cold shoe (ended up ordering a new one)… so I improvised with an optical slave. I put tape over the contacts to ensure no double tripping. I didn’t expect it
For future shoots I’m going to post slightly farther back… likely by the stairs and zoom in to fully frame the cyc wall. Looking at some of the post images and I ended up spending an inordinate amount of time cropping out the door. It was a really small crop, but when you have to do hundreds of images, getting it right in camera makes all the difference.