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Jan 22, 2009 12:02 |  #1

HI

I want to start doing some home portraits using my two flash guns 580ex and 430ex. I need some advice as to what type and size umbrellas i will need.

I dont want to use softboxes and dont want to purchase studio flash at the moment.

This is the kit i think i will need to purchase.

two tripods
Two some kind of brackets to hold flash and umbrellas
Two umbrellas dont know what size etc
backdrop and holder
cable to fire 580ex flash
reflectors

I will want to snap single portraits up to four [peaple.


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Jan 22, 2009 12:07 |  #2

I believe the softlighters will be your best bet.

Click here. (external link)

Umbrella brackets, hot shoes, and stuff can be ordered from Flash Zebra. www.flashzebra.com (external link)
Stands, probably B&H as well...or ebay, etc.

Good luck. HTH.


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Jan 22, 2009 14:36 |  #3

tongard wrote in post #7163222 (external link)
HI

I want to start doing some home portraits using my two flash guns 580ex and 430ex. I need some advice as to what type and size umbrellas i will need.

I dont want to use softboxes and dont want to purchase studio flash at the moment.

This is the kit i think i will need to purchase.

two tripods
Two some kind of brackets to hold flash and umbrellas
Two umbrellas dont know what size etc
backdrop and holder
cable to fire 580ex flash
reflectors

I will want to snap single portraits up to four [peaple.

Unless your subjects are always going to be laying on the floor or sitting in a very low chair, tripods are pretty much useless. You'll want lightstands so that the lights are slightly higher than the subjects head and tilted down towards the subject. With a tripod you'll more than likely get horror lighting which isn't very attractive.


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