When I was setting up for the glam rock shots I wanted to try to get something in the setup that would be edgy. I wanted to have a set that would look like she was on stage. So I put three strobes at the back of the studio shining right into the camera. The goal was to get them to flare out in the lens to give that stage look. Normally it is a bad thing to have lens flare, but this is an example of where breaking the rules works for the shot. This first shot is basically right out of the camera. When I got it to the computer I realized that I really needed the fog machine that I wanted but had not gotten yet. The image is still a bit too clean for the edginess that I was going for.
So the first thing I saw was I wish I had more strobes along the back. I would have liked more of a row of strobes for more intensity to the stage lights. I might also color some of them too. I guess I need to shoot both and see which I like better.
Second, I wrote Sadie as I was editing and said how much better I thought it would look with a fog machine. Also, I think that although her outfit was awesome, it was missing one thing, fishnet stockings. It is that attention to the little details that will make the difference between good and great. I am so happy that Sadie said she would be up to redoing the glam rock shots again. So I am fog machine shopping, and also looking for some more good strobes for the back of the studio for the shoot.