In much the same way as we are occasionally asked to shoot weddings despite having no interest/experience, I have been asked to photograph some musician friends for a CD cover image despite being mainly a landscape photographer who doesn't really like people in his images.
Therefore I would appreciate some advice as to lighting set up.
I have the use of a couple of studio lights and I was thinking about the following setup:
Main light slightly to the right and about 2' higher than the camera. Second light lower than the camera and to the left through a white cloth reflector used as a diffuser (I did this once before and it worked quite well).
I also have a Vivitar 285 and a few other flashes which could be used on the background.
The look they want is of a 1940's radio studio (the band is called The Radiotones). We have made an illuminated 'On Air' sign which will be fixed to the wall together with a clock.
The musicians (three) will be standing around an old, large microphone of the correct period. Two holding guitars and one with a double bass.
Just to make it a bit more difficult, they will probably be wearing hats!
Any advice you can offer would be appreciated as I don't really know what I am doing here. However, I do want to do it as it is for friends and I have no intention of charging them for it. There is no time deadline so if it doesn't work, we will have just another go at it.