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Diffuser for daytime full length fashion shoots

 
Brea
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Dec 13, 2013 07:06 |  #1

Hi, I have the opportunity to obtain a 4'x6' diffuser/reflector and I was wondering if it was viable to actually have an assistant hold the diffuser so I can focus on taking the shot. I see these kinds of diffusers being used but they are on those $600 SunBounce "Sun Swat" poles... :confused:

My goal here is to do full length shots.




  
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Dec 13, 2013 17:55 |  #2

Yes why not? Diffused light almost always looks good...




  
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Dec 14, 2013 01:01 |  #3

yeah I have used them helping other photographers. They are not hard to hold unless its very windy. Only thing about trying to use it to do full length body shots is that you have to make sure that the person holding the diffuser is high enough to actually cover the model full body.


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Dec 14, 2013 15:05 |  #4

I have some 4x6' collapsible frames with cloth panels with white, silver, and translucent material. I generally have found it to be most useful to me as a shoot-thru full length panel indoors, as I do not typically have an assistant to figure out bouce angles to target the model suitably.
I also have found reflective panels of limited benefit outdoors because they make the models squint uncomfortably at light reflected from the sun! The translucent panel makes a nice shade canopy for the model, though, softening the harsh sun. But the challenge is how to get it high enough in position even with an assistant!


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Dec 14, 2013 23:21 |  #5

Hey, if you can hire an assistant, why not?!:)

'Course otherwise, use what you can!


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Dec 15, 2013 12:44 |  #6

tonylong wrote in post #16528163 (external link)
Hey, if you can hire an assistant, why not?!:)

'Course otherwise, use what you can!

If you cannot afford to hire an assistant then use someone that came with the model, I use family members all the time to hold things cause I do everything myself because I cannot afford to pay anyone just to hold a stick or a piece of cloth, anyone can do that.




  
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Dec 16, 2013 05:34 |  #7

Shooting wrote in post #16529274 (external link)
If you cannot afford to hire an assistant then use someone that came with the model, I use family members all the time to hold things cause I do everything myself because I cannot afford to pay anyone just to hold a stick or a piece of cloth, anyone can do that.

a good strategy, those 5 in 1 reflectors and/or a diffused flash work a lot better with another person holding it




  
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