Natural Portrait

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  1. bill04

    bill04 TPF Noob!

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    Hi guys...


    I'm doing a shoot for someone tomorrow. Basically it's a quit portrait. It's in an office, but I'll go outside also.

    Got any tips? I'll be using a hotshoe flash, d80, 50mm 1.8 (also have 18-200vr)

    If I'm in the office building, any quick tips for best flash? Should I let it be on auto, or should I manually set the flash power. Deflect?

    Outside... fill flash tips?


    Anything you could give me would be great,


    Thanks,

    Bill.
     
  2. Sw1tchFX

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    Use the flash off camera for fill in of sunlight, or the key if it's overcast. start at 1/4 power and adjust accordingly.

    for the indoor, use the flash off camera, bounce it off a wall for soft light with a direction.
     
  3. skieur

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    Watch out for some of the office lighting problems such as a green or other colour hue from fluorescent or vapour lights that distorts skin colour. Also very top down directional lighting from overhead can emphasize baldness and create shadows around the eyes and in the neck area.

    skieur
     
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    Right, so using gels to balance the lighting would be key!
     
  5. usayit

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    Bring a white and grey card in the office and take some test shots. Should help when getting close to the ideal WB.
     
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