First big shoot!

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  1. CanAm

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    I will be doing portraits for the entire English department of my school, and I wanted to make sure I'm fully prepared for it.

    Checklist thus far-
    Camera- Canon 10D
    Lenses- Canon 85mm prime, Canon 50mm prime, Sigma 17-35mm
    Accessories- Hot shoe flash, tripod, spare batteries and CF card

    We'll be shooting outside most likely, so lighting shouldn't be an issue. I can always just do corrections in PP.

    I might have a friend assist me on this shoot, but is there anything else I really need for this?
     
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    I would bring a reflector, if you are shooting outside and have a reflector you should not need the flash
     
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    Yeah, forgot to state that I planned on getting a reflector or making my own.

    The school also has a studio I can use and it turns out that its only a few people that need photos and not the whole department.
     
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    If you end up shooting indoors, I'd try and rent some lights, and then look up some lighting diagrams online. There are a few basic lighting set-ups that will give a traditional portrait effect.
     
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    not always true. i would take the reflector and the flash.
     
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    ... and a scrim of some sort as well. Thinking about an educational landscape setting without much for shade but big buildings. Would help to cut the direct sun, get rid of squints .. that kind of thing.
     
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    I think gear is the least of your worries. The question is how are you going to bring out each teachers personality?

    Love & Bass
     
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    all teachers love making fun of their students...run with it :lol:
     

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