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Nov 27, 2012 13:42 |  #1

I asked a couple weeks ago about strobes vs. speedlites in outside settings. The overwhelming majority suggested strobes and, after some research, I've come to the conclusion that I agree.

SO here's what I'm thinking:

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Just right, overdoing it, missing something? Use will be seniors and families, some inside and some outside.


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Nov 28, 2012 12:40 |  #2

I don't think a beauty dish should be your first modifier, especially considering your subjects.
You'd be better off with a med to large softbox. It will give more flattering light to all subjects whereas a beauty dish is typically used when you want a certain look with models.


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Nov 28, 2012 12:42 |  #3

or a softbox umbrella... I love mine for the portability and ease of setup


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Nov 28, 2012 14:53 |  #4

Well, I bought a used AB1600 off FM this morning and ordered the VML, beauty dish and 24*36 SB from Buff. I have a umbrella sb but it's a little small to me, I think 20*20. Worked well with my 580, not sure it would do as well with the AB.


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Nov 28, 2012 14:56 |  #5

Eventually treat yourself to one of the larger PLM's. They are big and soft, and lots of fun. Not great for use in wind or small rooms but handy.




  
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Nov 28, 2012 16:03 |  #6

Yes studio strobes are the way to go. The softbox is a good choice. Get a honeycomb grid (or sometimes called egg crate) for it if they make one. I use the Chimera softboxes and grids. The beauty dish is a good choice and works well outside in the wind. Also get a grid for that if they make one. Also invest in some nice heavy light stands and sandbags. Avenger C stands are a good choice. You really really don't want a light tipping over (ask me how I know).


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