David X. Tejada Lives in Conference Rooms
So, how are we sleeping lately? Having trouble? Lemme see if I can help:
The mere mention of the phrase just nudges you towards somnambulistic bliss, doesn't it?
But while you are sleeping, Dave T. is minting coin. Because he knows how to light a room to get nice-looking corporate meeting shots.
"But I am a creative photographer," you protest. "And I would never waste my artistic talents on meeting sh- how much?"
If you are gonna shoot corporate, and by that I mean if you are gonna be a photographer and be able to afford braces when your kids' teeth start going squirrelly, this is a very good skill to have in your back pocket.
This, from a guy who just found out that he is two-fer-two in the "kids who will need braces" department. That's $10k worth of meeting shots right there. (My nine-year-old just got hers.)
Points to note in the video:
1) Door + sheer white cloth + strobe = humongous softbox.
2) Choose a shooting angle and create a zone of light around it. You can shoot in either direction, but you have to light the room for a shooting alley and stick to it.
3) Gels make even corporate people having a fake meeting for a photographer look warm and human.