Help with outdoor portrait lighting

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  1. GarrettAnderson

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    I have been doing a lot of photography with outdoor portraits. Actually just started my own side job doing that with people around town.

    My question is, what is the next best thing to enhance portrait lighting for outdoors? Ive read a diffuser?

    Currently, my set up is this.

    Nikon D40
    Slaves [not sure if this is the right term.] (makes the flash go off when i snap the pic]
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    nikon Sb-24 flash
     
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    an umbrella or a softbox would definitely enhance your images. [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mgL_vV2XtB0&feature=related]YouTube - Portrait session outdoors with off camera flash[/ame]
     
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    Nice video.

    Any type you would recommend? brand-wise
     
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    personally, makes no difference. Just preset your WB and have a blast.
     
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    So the soft box just clamps right onto the flash eh?
     
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    Id say check out reflectors...wow they can really enhance images, and theyre relatively cheap too.. You can get 5 in 1s that include black, white, silver, gold and a diffuser as well.. you may need someone to help you place and hold it for you though, but not in all cases.
     
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    I didn't really see it. I just put it into the search ;)
     
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    No it is attached to a light stand on a bracket that the flash head also attaches to like this. [ame=http://www.amazon.com/CowboyStudio-Photo-Speedlite-Softbox-L-Bracket/dp/B003C0ZG2W]Amazon.com: CowboyStudio Photo / Video 24" Large Speedlite Flash Softbox with L-Bracket, Shoe Mount & Carry Case: Camera & Photo[/ame]
     

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