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    Default Modelshoot essence and tips

    Hi,

    Need some advice or tips on how to do a better outdoor model shoot? Am very new and dont know what to expect. Any tips will go a long way in helping me. Thanks and appreciate.

    Zhiliang

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    Default Re: Modelshoot essence and tips

    Is it 1-to-1 or many-to-1 or 1-to-many kind of model shoot?

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    It will be like maybe 5 is to 1 or 4 is to 1. And morning outdoor.

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    Before the shoot, spend the first 5-10 mins talking to the model, to develop some rapport or friendship (some silly jokes or buying bottled water usually help). Avoid mid day noon sun setting, the best time is about 8-10am or 4-5pm (if its sunny days). If possible get someone to hold a reflector for u to shoot. Posing wise, u can bring along some mags to show model or u can ask model to be natual and u snap along with it.
    Dont worry too much, first time is always a disaster, learn from the errors and try again.

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    Thanks for all the tips. Would it be advisable for the first time to just see and observe how the other photographers get the models to pose while trying out some shots?

    Oh dear, i better go find out what a reflector is..... What about the use of flash outdoor?

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    If u join the paid model shoot, I think u can just pay the organizer and observe the other photographers how to shoot, I am sure no one will mind.
    This is a "normal" reflector, but actually u can just bring a white stryloform, white book, sand, seawater, coloured wall are all reflector.

    I seldom use flash outdoor, but I know there are many who like to use flash outdoor, it is mainly for fill in the light for the face/main subject.

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    Thank you Astin, for all the help.

    Just wondering, i do have a limited lens focal length as i am using a prosumer now. Which means it is very hard to create a limited depth of field unless i zoom in real close. But doing that with a crop factor of about 4x, i would get a very big head. Is there anyway, i can get ard this problem?

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    Depth of field (DOF) is another different discussion. In brief, u can try:
    1. use longer focal length (example 100mm-150mm)
    2. use larger aperture (example f3.5 or f2.8)
    3. move your model further away from the background

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    Quote Originally Posted by Astin View Post
    Depth of field (DOF) is another different discussion. In brief, u can try:
    1. use longer focal length (example 100mm-150mm)
    2. use larger aperture (example f3.5 or f2.8)
    3. move your model further away from the background
    Well said

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