So the concept isnt always easy to execute. No matter how well planned it takes a bit of finesse toget things right. Thats why there is gaff tape. If you are a photographer and you don’t have gaffer’s tape (aka gaff or gaffing) GET SOME. Duct tape is not the same.
Okok enough about that.
I got some pretty preliminary test images. I wasnt entirely happy with the flat images I got. Too much light too much white background and not nearly enough contrast.
Not a bad photo just not amazing. The catchlights (which you cant really see above) are what I was looking for so with a few minor changes I was hoping for the best.
I reduced the diffusion, I increased the flash intensity, I removed the white backdrop and lowered my f stop to f8.
This is what I got
Not bad. Entirely useable and much more dramatic but I noticed the catchlights looked better from above ( I was standing over the whole thing while shooting) so I repositioned the camera.
This is an example of the result.
On to post production.
Wish me luck only 3 hours to go.