I've always been a wildlife, sunset, nature, birding, outdoor and landscape type photographer, however, lately it's been boring me to tears.
I very rarely take portrait shots, but when I do I really enjoy it. No two people are the same and you get some great feedback from it that gives you that warm glow.
I want to do more, for family friends and work colleagues.
My kit is in my sig, and I also have a Yongnuo 560II manual flash, two light stands, and one of those awful ebay backdrops that looks more crushed than a cotton sheet in a hot wash.
I would love to do more professional shots, and anyone I speak to always asks what type of lighting I have, to which I reply, I have a flash? and they smirk..
I took this shot of my girlfriend for her employers website. It had to look very straight laced as she is a dentist.
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Pauleen_portrait by Campsie Photography, on Flickr
Her boss was quite happy with it, as was I.
just the flash bounced off the ceiling, nothing fancy.
Is there anything I can get thats going to cut the mustard? I mean do I need all the umbrella, softboxes? and multiple lights and stuff?
I have one of those large circular reflectors too, that I've hardly used.
I guess what I'm asking to vaguely is, that is there a starter list of kit I should have?
Thanks for your help as always.