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    Hey all,

    I was asked by my friend to do a photoshoot this coming wednesday but as i am more of a landscape and street photographer, i am not really ready for this task.
    But nonetheless i think i am still going to help my friend out.

    Although it is just a simple photoshoot for blogshop, i think i will still need valuable advice from clubsnap people as this is my first time shooting a model.

    My gear:
    Canon 550D + 50mm f1.8

    Any tips and advice?

    Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by zhehaolau View Post
    Hey all,

    I was asked by my friend to do a photoshoot this coming wednesday but as i am more of a landscape and street photographer, i am not really ready for this task.
    But nonetheless i think i am still going to help my friend out.

    Although it is just a simple photoshoot for blogshop, i think i will still need valuable advice from clubsnap people as this is my first time shooting a model.

    My gear:
    Canon 550D + 50mm f1.8

    Any tips and advice?

    Thanks!
    good enough for outdoor, but indoor might be abit tight

    how about C17-55mm or T17-50 non vc
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    Take a look at the many many many many many portrait threads out there. Also, try a google search for "portrait photography tips". TONS of resources.
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    Default Re: Need advice on potrait photography

    Quote Originally Posted by zhehaolau View Post
    Hey all,

    I was asked by my friend to do a photoshoot this coming wednesday but as i am more of a landscape and street photographer, i am not really ready for this task.
    But nonetheless i think i am still going to help my friend out.

    Although it is just a simple photoshoot for blogshop, i think i will still need valuable advice from clubsnap people as this is my first time shooting a model.

    My gear:
    Canon 550D + 50mm f1.8

    Any tips and advice?

    Thanks!
    Depending on where you are going to shoot and at what condition, you might want to invest in external flash (can be third party), diffuser, and extra tripods to mount your flashes so as to shoot off shoe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by luckyorange

    good enough for outdoor, but indoor might be abit tight

    how about C17-55mm or T17-50 non vc
    Not really, assuming it's a studio shoot, which is usually is, the usual range is from 50mm-135mm

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    Quote Originally Posted by spree86 View Post
    Not really, assuming it's a studio shoot, which is usually is, the usual range is from 50mm-135mm
    haha opps, i never think till so far hahah
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    Quote Originally Posted by luckyorange

    haha opps, i never think till so far hahah
    No worries bro if it's event shoot you are talking about then it correct. And at wide angles, the model and owner won't be pleased with the results

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    Ask spree86. He master of portraits and also he earns a living from shooting XMMs for blogshops too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by crystal1993 View Post
    Ask spree86. He master of portraits and also he earns a living from shooting XMMs for blogshops too!
    What no!!! Not master!!

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    Thanks for all your replies guys!
    Yea actually before the invitation, i was actually thinking of getting a Nissin DI622 II cause i am not really a portrait shooter so don't need i want to invest so heavily.
    But the shoot is wednesday in a studio in Ngee Ann Poly so i think a bit tight for me to get a flash right now.

    Master spree86 mind sharing some tips and can show off your works?

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    Quote Originally Posted by zhehaolau View Post
    Thanks for all your replies guys!
    Yea actually before the invitation, i was actually thinking of getting a Nissin DI622 II cause i am not really a portrait shooter so don't need i want to invest so heavily.
    But the shoot is wednesday in a studio in Ngee Ann Poly so i think a bit tight for me to get a flash right now.

    Master spree86 mind sharing some tips and can show off your works?
    Don't listen to Crystal, I am not a master!! Just shoot for fun only. From what you typed, the studio does not provide strobes and you have to bring your own flash?

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    All my models big round eyes one, very pretty


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    Quote Originally Posted by crystal1993 View Post
    Ask spree86. He master of portraits and also he earns a living from shooting XMMs for blogshops too!
    Quote Originally Posted by spree86 View Post
    What no!!! Not master!!
    Wow. Can I be your humble disciple? Only for the XMMs.
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    You need to get excess to some pot first before you can shoot potrait.. Seeing as how Singapore is classifying anything that's not tobacco that can be smoked illegal, you're going to find a hard time starting out bro...

    Good luck though!
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    Quote Originally Posted by fmeeran View Post
    Wow. Can I be your humble disciple? Only for the XMMs.
    Haha find Crystal loh, she also XMM And I not master lah

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    Quote Originally Posted by bonrya View Post
    You need to get excess to some pot first before you can shoot potrait.. Seeing as how Singapore is classifying anything that's not tobacco that can be smoked illegal, you're going to find a hard time starting out bro...

    Good luck though!
    To shoot 'pot right' you say?
    Ah... the good old days. Suddenly feeling very old.
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    Quote Originally Posted by spree86 View Post
    And I not master lah
    Your flickr says otherwise.
    Dxxxx | 35/1.8 | 50/1.8 | Tokina 28-70 | Panny G1 | 14-45 | 25/1.7
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    Quote Originally Posted by fmeeran View Post
    Your flickr says otherwise.
    All my shoot very plain one, not even near master level. Besides, you can tell that I shoot more macro

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    Spree is master! View his works at his flickr page!

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/calvin_...7626340410486/


    I shall let the pictures do the talking to determine whether is he a master or not! You guys decide!

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    Quote Originally Posted by crystal1993 View Post
    Spree is master! View his works at his flickr page!

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/calvin_...7626340410486/


    I shall let the pictures do the talking to determine whether is he a master or not! You guys decide!
    Hey hey stop putting up weird stuff in this thread!!

    You also many XMM pics mah

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/saddedc...7626825956850/

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