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CreedThoughts
16th of March 2009 (Mon), 12:48
My wife knows a aspiring model from her previous job and she sorta signed me up to take photos of her in two weeks. I told her I'm not up to par yet in terms of my skill but she said it doesn't matter since the girl is just starting out and is looking to build her portfolio too.

We're planning to do an outdoor photoshoot. She's looking for style similar to the Free People catalog (http://www.freepeople.com/index.cfm/fuseaction/category.content/categoryID/f3c16515-7217-40b1-adf6-51387cf8e4e7/) (clothing brand), Anthropologie (http://www.anthropologie.com/anthro/catalog/shopbycatalog.jsp?catname=Feb09)(clothing brand), or this portfolio (http://www.lindsaylouphoto.com/#a=0&at=0&mi=2&pt=1&pi=10000&s=8&p=0).

Looking at those photos, I think I can handle the post-processing. But taking the photos is what I'm worried about.

My questions for you guys are:

- What type of lighting am I going to need for this type of outdoor shoot? All I have is a 430EX II. I can rent/buy other lighting equipment from the local camera shop.

- What kind of range lens/lenses should I be shooting with? I currently have a 17-55 2.8 IS, and a 55-250 IS. I'm thinking about renting either the 85mm 1.8, 100mm f2, or 135 f2.

- Is there anything I should know about shooting models?

Thanks for your help!

Keeler
16th of March 2009 (Mon), 20:56
looking at your gear list personally i think you are capable of great photos. My only recommendations would maybe pick up / rent nice reflectors and bring an assistant to hold them. Not sure if you can rent Cali. Sunbounce from anywhere but that would be a great start since you'll be shooting outdoors in the daylight. You won't be needing the huge apetures.

CreedThoughts
16th of March 2009 (Mon), 21:44
looking at your gear list personally i think you are capable of great photos. My only recommendations would maybe pick up / rent nice reflectors and bring an assistant to hold them. Not sure if you can rent Cali. Sunbounce from anywhere but that would be a great start since you'll be shooting outdoors in the daylight. You won't be needing the huge apetures.

I will have an assistant (my wife).. i'll look into the sunbounce and/or reflectors.