Lighting/Lens for senior portraits

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  1. snowsoftJ4C

    snowsoftJ4C TPF Noob!

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    So I'm starting to take some photos for seniors soon, and I have a circular reflector (4 in 1 plus a diffuser) and an SB-600. Would that be sufficient lighting?
    Also, I have a 50 1.4g, but I have a feeling there would be too much distortion with it (I'm shooting a D90).
    Would you recommend an 80 1.8 or other lenses?
    Thanks!
     
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    i have a 50mm f/1.4 and i do not see any distortion with it. its perfect for portraits but i believe the professional standard for portraits is an 85mm
     
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    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    That depends completely on your knowledge, skill and creativity. A good photographer could probably create some great photos with that gear, but a poor photographer might be lost with 10 times that much.
     
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    Do you have the capability and knowledge to use the SB-600 off the camera?

    Portraiture is done with a variety of lenses depending on the goal for an image, from fisheye to 300 mm.
     

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