I've not yet taken my new studio stuff outside but just "thinking" through the process I'm curious on the approach you "lighting" pros would take.
Let us assume it is a partly sunny day and you want to take a nice family portrait. You have a portable system such as AB800's with a Vagabond. The goal is to get nice bokeh. For the sake of this discussion let us assume we are shooting with the 70-200mm f/2.8 IS on a tripod with an ISO of 100. The background is somewhat close so the goal is to blur it out.
If I assume correctly the fastest shutter speed I can obtain using the AB's is around 200 how do I get a shallow DOF and not blow out the sky?
ND Filters? Polarizers? Is that the only way?