Originally Posted by liamstrain
Pull her out a few feet from the backdrop too, to help minimize the shadow right behind her (also lets you light it separately, if you're going to try for that ultra modern, pure white bg). I actually like a bit of shadow behind them (and here), but I'm not sure what you are after.
A little fill on the right would help overall - but it looks pretty damn good, especially given the constraints.
haha, the distance was a constraint as well. I had to shoot within a space of four feet (no joke!) --- this was shot at 28mm of a 135 equivalent IIRC, and I was up against the other wall. If I could place her further away from the wall, I would've, and shoot some Profoto D1s straight at the wall while I'm at it! hahaa...
I agree though, I liked how the shadows turned out. It keeps the subject grounded. I'm not really all that fond of the 'floating in space' feel. I wanted more fill as well but didn't have the stuff to do it with; I actually put in more fill in post --- which is why the right is more grainy than the left.
Overall, it didn't turn out too bad, considering what I was working with. I'm sure Annie Leibowitz or Blair Bunting would've done me one better, but I don't think they'd be willing to work in such harsh conditions!