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Suggestion for a first family shoot

 
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Sep 28, 2014 18:05 |  #1

My Sister has requested me to take some photos in the forest with her husband and 11 month old. I have a t3, with 18-55mm, 10-20mm, 50mm, and a 100-300mm. I also have 3 flashes and 2 umbrellas. She doesn't want me to bring any umbrellas as she is more shy and I don't think she wants to make a scene, but will probably take at least one anyway as a fill light against her request.

Does anyone have any suggestions? Thank you, David


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Sep 29, 2014 14:59 |  #2

I suggest not bringing the umbrella. Your reeeaaalllly don't want them (her) to be uncomfortable/self-conscious. Personally I'd just use a bare flash on camera (I know! Sacrilege!) for fill if needed.




  
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Sep 29, 2014 19:12 |  #3

Would she be okay with a flashbender?


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Sep 30, 2014 13:23 |  #4

shoot with the sun low in the sky and forget the flash.


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Oct 03, 2014 21:32 as a reply to  @ mike_311's post |  #5

Awesome! Thanks guys!


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Oct 21, 2014 11:17 |  #6

Shoot with your 50mm at f/2.8, use a speedlight on camera with the flash exposure dialed back to around -1.5 for fill, and thinks will look just wonderful.




  
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Oct 21, 2014 11:23 |  #7

rubypickles wrote in post #17184848 (external link)
Would she be okay with a flashbender?

A flashbender is worthless for family photos. It doesnt significantly increase the size of the light source in relation to the subject. Flashbenders and other bounce cards are innefective outside with thd possible exception of a slight improvement in the catch lights.




  
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Oct 21, 2014 11:26 |  #8

She wants good pictures, but she is handcuffing your ability to do it. The best answer is to get her comfortable around the gear in an individual session.




  
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