What is the best flash setup for portraits

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  1. shelley329

    shelley329 TPF Noob!

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    I just got my nikon D7000. Most of my pictures are portraits, and indoor/outdoor sporting events. Which flash setup do you recommend?
     
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    It's hard for anyone to say for certain because your vision may differ, but for indoor portraits, this setup will do nicely.


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    Welcome to the forum Shelley.

    There really isn't a 'best' setup.....as the best setup, will be the one that works for you, in your situation, to get the shot that you want.

    For shooting portraits, it may be advantageous to use a flash setup that allows you to shoot with the flash off-camera.
     
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    2nd that.

    No real best setup , basically it amounts to what works best with what you have.
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    Shoot well, Joe
     
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    Crazy that you cant use a stand in nyc
     
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    I've been coming back to this since it was posted and can't help but wonder how that works. Does it have something to do with double vision?

    I just feel like I can copy this light with half the lights involved. Actually, 2 1/2 lights would be hard to do but so would the 2 lights towards the back wall. I have a flat black wall there myself. Seems to me you are over complicating your life...
     
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    But, you can use a stand in NYC. You just need to have the right permit.
     
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    For which lighting style? Studio or on-location? Retail, commercial, or editorial?

    Broad light?
    Short light?
    Rembrandt?
    Split light?
    Clamshell?
    Yada, yada, yada.......
     
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