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24th June 2008, 11:51 AM
I have been asked by several people now to do some studio shots for them so I'm looking at adding to my studio set up in the spare room which, as it stands, is pretty much nil!
I have a colorama white 6ft paper backdrop which I've previously used for flower shots etc whilst using my flash head on top of the camera.
Could someone please advise me as to what sort of lighting set up I would need to start doing portraits. I'm a bit confused between softboxes and lighting. Do you use both or just one or the other?!
25th June 2008, 08:14 AM
Can anyone help???
25th June 2008, 09:46 AM
depends on size of space mate, for my studio i have nearly 3 meters wide, about 3 meters of floorspace for subjects but have to watch subject positioning.
I have 3 portaflash lights, 2 on each wall pointing towards backdrop, about 4 foot out from back wall and 6 feet high, nothing on them at all. Then i have a the other portaflash as keylight with 1 meter otagon softbox on, lights are fired by IR unit attached to camera to avoid cables as ive had some close shaves with camera flying through the area.
I can comfortably get 5 kids in all sat posed, ive put the backdrop up higher this week so can accomodate a standing adult and it works well for me, this is in a indoor markethall. I mainly use the 28-80 for group shots, occasionally the 50mm 1.8 for small children etc but can find myself pressed against the back wall.
25th June 2008, 10:18 AM
To start off with I would have a look at YouTube lots of info on there, hears a couple
Also worth seeing if there are any studios close to you that offer 1-1 tuitions or group tuitions.
This is something I and a number of studios do, you come away with a lot of knowledge and an understanding how lights/modifiers work and what would be best for you.
Then as your understanding grows there is
Hope that helps Garry
27th June 2008, 10:47 AM
Thanks guys, that's really helpful :drinks:
27th June 2008, 11:28 AM
Thanks very much for the links Garry!
I am now going to bimble though them and have a good nosey.I see you dont live far from me and nice to see another Bowtoner on the forum.The studio tuition thing is something I would love to do if I had the money to do it....first thing to do though now is to get another cam next week LOL
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