Is Faruque all set up for his shoot?
As Rio was finishing in makeup, it was time for Bruce to check over his pupil’s starting set-up
Less power gives more speed
Bruce says… You need to set up your lights to the lowest possible power setting you can get away with. This gives the fastest recycling time, so you don’t have awkward waits between shots.
Shoot it both ways
Bruce says… I always shoot RAW, but I also shoot a low-quality JPEG too. They are quicker to load as I check each batch of pictures while the model, stylist and makeup artist prepare for the next shot.
Bruce says… You need to watch flare in the studio, so always use my lens hood. Faruque had a UV filter on his lens; I told him he needed to take this off as this will make flare more likely.
Get it white
Bruce says… In the studio I recommend setting the White Balance to the Flash preset. With catalogue shoots, getting colours precisely right is crucial, so I take a grey card reading and then fine-tune this WB setting.