Hi folks, my uncle and cousin who run a very distinguished business of bespoke suiting requested me to take some product images of a few chosen men's suits on mannequins. Their interest obviously was piqued seeing some of my images and perhaps they mistakenly think I may yet become their professional photographer.
Okay so I am elated but at the same time, worried stiff. To make matters worse, when I suggested lack of adequate lighting, they immediately offered to pay for whatever equipment I prefer. Rewind back a little, this happened a week ago during which time I researched on available but well known brands and was surprised to find the Elinchrom brand was available in India. Not one to waste time, I immediately researched some more and found the FRX 400 kit to be a good deal ( and hopefully adequate for the intended shoot ). I therefore purchased them today with a muslin off white backdrop. I then searched the internet to find sources for a learning curve but afraid most of them talk about 'ghost mannequins' which is not our intention.
To summarise, I now have as follows:-
1. Elinchrom FRX400 ( two 400 watt strobes ).
2. Two soft portalite boxes ( 66 x 66 ? ).
3. Two transmitters.
4. Two stands.
5. 10' Muslin backdrop with stands and bar.
6. 600 RT EX.
Is this adequate enough to obtain decent images enough to warrant sending to customers? I am both thrilled and worried that being new to strobes or studio lighting, I may do something horribly wrong and wish I had posed this question earlier on CiC which I honestly forgot due to my work and on-going process.
I am worried about angles and if 400 watts each would be adequate or should I dial down the power?
Should I use my Speedlite as well?
Apologize in advance for so many questions but I do not want to end up with bad photos and leave an all round bad impression. I hope you understand and as always help us newbies get through with flying colours.