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Old 29th of November 2008 (Sat)   #1
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Arrow Fashion photography Lighting setup sugesstions / 750 travelite + 2 umbrellas

I am taking pictures for a school project on fashion. I rented out two 750 travelites from camulet and 2 umbrellas. Do you guys have any advice on how to set up the lights and umbrellas for some basic fashion photography shots. I am working with a 30d/ 50L / 420ex. Please let me know of any suggestions.
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Old 29th of November 2008 (Sat)   #2
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Default Re: Fashion photography Lighting setup sugesstions / 750 travelite + 2 umbrellas

There are many things to suggest, I just don't know where to start...
1. Search this site for examples of portraits. "lightingman" is a great search word.
2. Don't plan on sleeping, plan on learning, or else you've wasted your rental money.
3. Do you have a way to fire the lights? I'm unfamiliar with 750 travelites, but you might need more equipment. 30D+50L+420ex won't make strobes work.
4. Practice a lot on something before you get to the real people. Practice a lot. Find a picture that you like, and practice on something, like a doll, until you can replicate the picture.

Jeez, there's so much more... but I'm at a loss.

Good luck,

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Default Re: Fashion photography Lighting setup sugesstions / 750 travelite + 2 umbrellas

There are many many styles of fashion photography. If you just want "basic," go for basic lighting as well.

But I would suggest that you find some images with the kind of lightig you want, and if its hard to figure it out how they were lighted, just post a sample here and someone will probably tell you in notime.

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Default Re: Fashion photography Lighting setup sugesstions / 750 travelite + 2 umbrellas

Would love to emulate something along the lines of these pictures..
http://media.schoolofvisualarts.edu/.../RMK1_LR_L.jpg
http://www.m2kstudios.com/images/fashon_06.jpg

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Default Re: Fashion photography Lighting setup sugesstions / 750 travelite + 2 umbrellas

Converted the images to links, since they aren't yours...

First image is lit by two light sources: One (small softbox or umbrella or maybe beauty dish) in front of her face, above her jaw line. Second slightly harder light source (beauty dish or open light) on camera left, to illuminate the eyes under the cap. Another light, or spill of the main light on the background probably.
You can see the reflection of both lights in the eye.

Softbox on camera left I think. Reflector on camera right probably.
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For super basic fashion lighting you can do one light with a real big modifier. So put one of those lights in a big octabox or a big umbrella on it.
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