Ok, so I've offered to do a photo shoot for my niece's 16th birthday present. I have a concept going but not sure how to execute with lighting and lens.
I will be using my Canon XSi. I have the kit lenses that came with it so they are nothing special. I've heard that the Canon 24-70 L 2.8 is a great lens for portraits but I worry about it not having IS. The studio I'm using is my friend's and she uses a Canon 24-105 IS 4.0 lens. My worry about this one is the speed of this lens. Not that it will be completely dark but I do want the pictures to have quite a bit of shadowing which I'm assuming means fewer lights.
So here is the concept, b&w and sepia toned pictures with my subject in a plain black t-shirt and a black back-drop.
I need suggestions/help with choosing the following:
- an appropriate lens to rent
- lighting techniques
- any and all suggestions in regards to my concept