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    Default set up for outdoor portrait photography.

    I'm intending to do outdoor portrait photography. I hope to get good advice on the equipment required and the set up for day/night situation.
    Thanks all.

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    Default Re: set up for outdoor portrait photography.

    see my signature
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    LoL thats a good one
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    Default Re: set up for outdoor portrait photography.

    Quote Originally Posted by vincentt_whale View Post
    I'm intending to do outdoor portrait photography. I hope to get good advice on the equipment required and the set up for day/night situation.
    Thanks all.
    you can bring one lens one camera and one model for outdoor portrait.

    you also can lug studio strobe softbox power generator reflector, notebook table chair, portable changing room cooler box lunch box, models makeup artist wardrobe stylist art director assitants.

    so depends on what you want.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vincentt_whale View Post
    I'm intending to do outdoor portrait photography. I hope to get good advice on the equipment required and the set up for day/night situation.
    Thanks all.
    First learn how to expose the pictures the way you want them to turn out... then shoot accordingly.
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    Default Re: set up for outdoor portrait photography.

    You can try with a camera with remote trigger, 1 flash, 1 softbox, 1 reflector for a start. 2 light stand or 2 assistants required.

    All those beauty dish, strobe, continuous lights, umbrella can always come later.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ManWearPants View Post
    You can try with a camera with remote trigger, 1 flash, 1 softbox, 1 reflector for a start. 2 light stand or 2 assistants required.

    All those beauty dish, strobe, continuous lights, umbrella can always come later.
    YOU DON'T NEED all those....

    it all depends on how you want to shoot and what kind of effects you need.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vincentt_whale View Post
    I'm intending to do outdoor portrait photography. I hope to get good advice on the equipment required and the set up for day/night situation.
    Thanks all.
    Look up/out for books at the public library under 'Photography'>portraits and Lighting for portraits. Loads of good information there.

    Also, can look up the internet and youtube.




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    Quote Originally Posted by zac08 View Post
    YOU DON'T NEED all those....

    it all depends on how you want to shoot and what kind of effects you need.
    Or can bring Zac with you.

    He's a walking reference from cameras to lenses to flash to shooting to posing to .....

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    Default Re: set up for outdoor portrait photography.

    Lots of examples here. You can watch a video here. There are loads of information elsewhere. Have you done a search?

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    Default Re: set up for outdoor portrait photography.

    Outdoor is very simple..

    - Suitable lens
    - Camera (of course!)
    - A flash unit (for fill in flash or for lower lit places)
    - Soft-box Diffuser, bounce card, omnibounce etc. (optional)

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    Default Re: set up for outdoor portrait photography.

    Thanks for all the replies.

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