For each of the following hypothetical photographic assignments you have
the following equipment at your disposal (note that you do not have any zoom
Two small format DSLR cameras with full sized 35mm sensors
24mm tilt-shift lens
90mm tilt-shift lens
100mm macro lens
Neutral Density Filter
Two quick cycle portable flash units made specifically for your cameras
Transportable studio flash gear
Nominate the lens, lighting and any filters you would use for each of the
following 10 scenarios and give a brief explanation of why you made the
choices you did:
1. A large art gallery has hired you to photograph every individual framed
painting in the gallery for an upcoming exhibition. They require color
accurate copies of the artwork for use in a catalogue.
2. An advertising agency has hired you to photograph individual “pack
shots” of a range of packet soups. The soups come in small rectangular
boxes, which have a glossy finish. They want the pack to look heroic
3. A men’s magazine has hired you to shoot an action outdoor fashion
feature of a male model in the city CBD wearing various business suits.
They want lots of movement in the images and are happy with some
4. A sports magazine wants you to photograph an afternoon football match
and they get you a press pass, which allows you access to the playing
field. They want high contact physical shots with frozen action.
5. A lifestyle magazine wants you to shoot a cover shot of a woman in a
large, bright, modern city apartment. The woman is to be the main
focus, but they would also like some of the atmosphere of the apartment
to be evident.
6. You have been hired to photograph a wedding in a church. The light is
bright enough to avoid having to use a flash and the minister has
allowed you access to all areas.
7. You have been hired by a gossip magazine to shoot “social” shots at a
gala movie premier one evening. The location is inside a dark Rococo
(ornate) cinema and you have a press pass and are free to mingle with
the “stars”. The editor requires a collection of posed and candid shots as
the crowd parties through the night.
8. A book publisher has hired you to photograph a book on Italian food in
their studio. The studio has large windows along one wall and lots of
working space. They want the entire book shot from above, looking
down on the food with an “aerial” perspective.
9. A book publisher wants you to travel through France to photograph a
book on wine. They want farm and regional images, as well as shots
inside the cellars and manufacturing areas. They are on a tight schedule
and have a limited budget, so you will be traveling alone in a small
rented car without an assistant. You have only three weeks to cover all
viticulture areas before the autumn harvest.
10. A fashion magazine wants you to photograph the latest trends in
makeup. You will be shooting female models in a studio and they may
be accessorized with the latest earrings and other jewelry, but the
makeup is the star. They are looking for striking, close-up images with
vivid color and texture.
If your notes are good from lecture and you have shot every assignment the instructor gave you, these questions should be no problem.
1) Pretty obvious. You need a good macro lens, tripod, remote shutter release and four lights to evenly light the artwork. If there are reflection issues from the paintings, you will need to polarize the light you use and use a polarizing filter on the lens to minimize reflections.
2) "heroic and important" is the job of the art director. You just have to light the products using standard studio lighting. Using softboxes or shoot-through umbrellas will soften the light
3) - 10) All these while basic in nature will require both experience and a lot of technical skill. Which lenses you use have all to do with your experience using each of the lenses listed.
This is Yahoo Answers, not Yahoo Do Your Homework For You.
The only answers that matter are the ones your instructor wants to see. There are a multitude of ways to shoot each of your 10 scenarios, using the list of gear you posted. What you have to find out is what your instructor thinks is the proper method, according to him. Once you know that, I can tell you why his method is wrong, and how to do the same thing a different way. Photography is like that. There is rarely only one method that will work.