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Scott Barker
BetterPhoto Member Since: 7/16/2007

Shooting outside and lighting?

I have just started taking senior photos outside, and I was wondering what I should do to get the best lighting possible for my clients?

Any help at all would be great, thanks.

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7/16/2007 6:04:44 PM

Erin  Johnson
BetterPhoto Member Since: 6/16/2007

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7/17/2007 6:24:52 AM

Julie Moon
BetterPhoto Member Since: 7/21/2006
  go down to your local wal-mart or target and buy your self a windsheild shade.they make them with silver on one side and gold on the other.they make a great reflector for warm hues or crisper reflection.only about $10.00!!always use your flash, gets rid of shadowing.good luck!!
(pray that's pretty funny!can't hurt!lol. julie

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8/4/2007 11:01:29 PM

Debbie Del Tejo
BetterPhoto Member Since: 6/30/2005
  Shoot early morning or early evening because if you shoot in the middle of the day in full sun they will squint. Find some shaded area tha is ideal at all hours around where you live. Use flash and don't forget to show their class ring. Best of luck!

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8/5/2007 3:42:04 AM

John H. Siskin
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  Hi Scott,
Use the proprietary strobe for your camera, say the 580 EX… for the Canon or the SB800 for the Nikon. Turn the flash compensation level to a negative number, -1 or –2. Don’t forget to test and practice. If you try to do something for the first time on a job you will need to do more than pray.
Thanks, John Siskin

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8/5/2007 9:41:40 AM

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