Random shoot...need some help!!

My SIL is French and one of her French friends is needing "a B&W portrait for a website and a printed document".  Every pro she contacted was going to charge way too much so my SIL had her contact me.  I agreed to help her out because she needs them by next week.  I made it very clear to her that I do not have a studio.  She said we could just do them against a blank wall.  I tried to ask more questions and get some more information about her needs, but there is obviously a language barrier.  I am not totally sure how to approach this.  Should I hang a sheet or something and try to replicate a studio?  I tried to convince her to let me get a nice outdoor B&W pic, but she didn't want that.  Any tips for me?  Specifically posing?!  Saying that I am feeling uninspired & limited is an understatement :/  I am honestly not looking forward to this one, but wanted to do my SIL this favor. 

Posted on September 2, 2011 at 11:48 am
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Honestly, I would just find a white wall with a low ceiling and bounce flash just straight back and slightly above your head (to fill in the eye sockets). Sounds like she just wants a very simple head shot.  I did my best friends' book jacket head shot this way in his office at work - easy peasy.


You get them out from the wall just slightly but this was done in less than 15 sq feet - I swear. There are desks and chairs and bookshelves on either side of him but it doesn't matter.  The only thing I had to PS was his wife's arm holding the tiger's head forward (it wants to look over it's paws like a sphynx)!


Honestly I would just photo 3121972-1

Posted on September 2, 2011 at 6:06 pm

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