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Feb 04, 2009 06:44 |  #1

The more I search the threads here the more confused I get. I guess everybody has something different that works. I need advice on doing group shots 10 to 30 people and individuals shots too. Equipment I would like to use Canon 40D, lens 28-135 mm, 2 Excalibur 640’s with 32” white umbrellas, 2, Pocket wizard’s – one mounted on camera and one mounted on the strobe, I‘m doing it this to be cordless.
Here are my questions, if I forget anything just chime in. Basic light settings and position of the lights, cameras distance from group to prevent shadows. Groups distance from backdrop, camera settings. I also plan on getting a light meter to meter the light, I have never use one but I heard their not to hard to figure out.

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Feb 04, 2009 09:47 |  #2

You really don't need a light meter. Look into getting some giant or large soft boxes.


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Feb 04, 2009 09:52 |  #3

Honestly mate, all that hard work went away when they introduced camera-back displays and histograms. Get a bunch of family, manaquins, anything and chimp till you have it, then bring in the group. You have the equipment you have, try it and write down the set-up to repeat it. You will not get the set-up you need from anyone here - you need to experiment for the results you want.


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