Day to day portraits

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  1. smithphoto

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    I was recently contacted by a lady (18-20) wanting to have some day to day portraits done. Her ideas were shopping in the mall or a grocery store, bowling alley, car wash ect. Just her doing everyday things. Although many of these places pose issues such as lighting, there areother issues such as, can I even shoot in these locations without prior permission, how exactly to light someone well while they are walking through a florescent hell. Any ideas, suggestions, past experiences, all would be great to hear.
     
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    I don't think many places would have much of a problem if you asked management beforehand if you could do a quick shoot. I don't know but i think in the USA shopping malls are really touchy with photography?..

    As for lighting, i actually think it would be pretty good.. Are you using flash? if so do you use gels?..

    The only thing is this sounds like a big commitment? Is she wanting photos done over several days/weeks or just a few done in different day to day 'events' over one or two days?
     
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    white balance and a flash that will take over the fluorescent. my camera has a mode that will change the color of whatever the flash hits under white balance. but it does it differently to make it look like its natural light.
     
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    This is actually just going to be a one day shoot. A few locations and a few wardrobe changes should do the trick. I don't really have a good shoe mount flash at the moment. I havn't been able to afford one lately and my speedlite capacitor went out and when it did it fried the rest of it..... ouch. but I do have a nice light weight portable power supply and a small 410w flash kit. I was really considering just softboxing a 150watt and using that. More portable than you would think... and I do have a set of standard jells, snoots, combs, all that jazz.
     

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