Darn ILP and it's fast pace! Posted there but it got bumped a few pages down almost immediately. So this is copied from there:
I admit I am mostly a natural light shooter, but as the winter is practically here and my house is a hole, I figured I should bite the bullet and get some lights. I just got some cheapish continuous light softboxes and have a nissin speedlight (after my sb-600 stopped firing). I agreed some time ago now to do a favour for old friends of my hubby. They have a band and want promo shots on a white background. This shoot was meant to take place last months when the light was better, but got cancelled due to their commitments and now I am supposed to shooting them on Thursday. As I have a white seamless, I decided to practice with my kids. For the life of me I can not work out the best place to position my lights for a group of 4. I tried to place the speedlight behind the kids to light the background, but they were blocking the signal getting through I guess as it wouldn't fire. I ended up trying to light the background from the side, which created an uneven light on the background. I do have a wireless remote which says it can be used to trigger the flash. Would that work better? The only other thing I can think of is that I would need an additional speedlight, one on each side, I won't have time to sort that out before Thursday
Ideally I want to have to do as little PP work on the background as possible, but this was the best I could get with my fed up kids. This is pretty much sooc, slight WB tweak, resize & sharpen.
Should I be happy enough with this and just do some pp to the background? It took ages to get this far.