One strobe set-up

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    I'm not that new to photography, but new to studio lighting. I have a client that has a beautiful Victorian gown that she would like photos of with her wearing it. The location is Banff Springs Hotel. I only have one strobe (AB800) and a shoot thru umbrella. My question is, considering she wants a full body photograph, should i use window light and the strobe for fill or just use the strobe? If I just use the strobe im worried about fall-off. Also what kind of set up should I use? I would love some feed back on my dilemma. Thanks.


     
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    That hotel has a large function room with floor to ceiling windows overlooking the lake. Wait until there is no direct sunlight spilling into the room and use those windows as your main light. A reflector for fill and you're set to go.
     
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    Thanks for the quick reply. So you wouldn't use a strobe at all, just a reflector. What if I use my strobe and a reflector or would that complicate things?
     
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    If you're confident with your strobe and reflector, then probably not. But it would be lighter and easier to manage with just a reflector. However, if you brought the AB just in case, you could vary the shots.
     
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    Ok. I will bring my ab800 and vary the shots. As for reflectors, I don't own one any suggestions?
     
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    Most 5 in 1 cheapo collapsable reflector will do the job. Since you're doing full body the bigger the better. Now if you were to spend a little cash i'd go for a 41x74" white oval reflector.
     
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    What's a little money? 100?
     
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