Lighting is a real pain in the arse. Â I spent a LOT of hours figuring out a lighting system that didn't leave us medium rare after several hours of shooting. Â Getting the proper lumens, white balance and CRI in your lighting is not easy and when we are shooting for the evening it is somewhat comical - every moth within 12 miles attacks the office window and 20-30 house geckos line up for the buffet... they keep growing and I may have to start ebaying lizard hides. He needs to adjust his camera for one thing and get the exposure right - again, this is the sort of thing that requires you to be an anal retentive moron to really get right (That was a confession, not an insult toward anyone else)
Photographing, with detail, dark gray, navy, or black suits is a real B. My photos always turn out sort of grainy, and don't show a lot of detail. At home, I use my dad's Tungsten lights - one aimed at the garment, and one as fill off to the side. When I'm shooting at my place up at school, it's worse. Flourescent lights. I usually wait for some good afternoon light and just turn the flash off on my camera.