lighting groups

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  1. reenie

    reenie TPF Noob!

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    Hello all
    I am doing some dance pictures for my old dance school next week, the pictures will be groups of 1 to 20 placed infront of a background. I don't have a lot of money to spend on lighting, so I was wondering if it is possible to light the pictures using 2 or 3 mounted speedlights. I would be using the sb-800.
     
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    anyone?
     
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    Yes, should be fine as long as one can act as a master and the rest fire as slaves.

    Rob
     
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    The simplist and most effective way to light is a flash with umbrellas from either side, say 45 degrees. This way the shadows are kept very soft. Don't use a direct flash if you can help it. Philip
     
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    when you say flash do you mean i could get away with using a nikon sb-800 with an unmbrella, or do I have to get studio flash such as a speedotron kit?
    I don't have the money to rent studio flash/strobes, so I am hoping to do this with a few of the nikon sb-800s.
     
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    sb800s should be perfectly fine. Follow what Philip said and you should have good results.
     
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    great.
    thanks for the help!
     

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