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kyle77

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Re: Outdoor portrait noob help
« Reply #15 on: May 03, 2013, 12:01:52 AM »
I'd consider getting an bounce/shoot through umbrella and a light stand. They're great for working outdoors (if wind isn't an issue...)

For this shot I bounced out of a photoflex 45" umbrella with a 580 ex ii (photoflex umbrellas are wonderful- fiberglass ribs instead of thin metal).  I shot it wide with a 16-35mm 2.8 ii, and adjusted the flash and exposure to make the background darker to isolate the subject.



Second shooter actually happened to get this pic showing the umbrella and stand.  It was back just far enough to be outside the frame and sitting just to my left.  I raised the umbrella a little taller than her and then pointed it down at her.

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Re: Outdoor portrait noob help
« Reply #16 on: May 03, 2013, 12:02:42 AM »
This is the one I use.

what kind of stand can you use for this? do they sell stands specifically for those?
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« Reply #17 on: May 03, 2013, 04:20:41 AM »
This is the one I use.

Thank you.

I have a similar round one (1m) but want to buy a larger with the shape you have, and another smaller (50cm) so the subject can hold it comfortably when bouncing light to face.
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Re: Outdoor portrait noob help
« Reply #18 on: May 06, 2013, 09:57:50 AM »
Hi one last question regarding lenses. Ive been using my sigma 70-200os lens for the few portraits I've done. Would the canon 85 1.8 be a good investment for portrait work considering the 70-200 I've been using is pretty good? I'm curious on bokeh and such and the l is out of my price range
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Re: Outdoor portrait noob help
« Reply #19 on: May 06, 2013, 02:02:17 PM »
Hi one last question regarding lenses. Ive been using my sigma 70-200os lens for the few portraits I've done. Would the canon 85 1.8 be a good investment for portrait work considering the 70-200 I've been using is pretty good? I'm curious on bokeh and such and the l is out of my price range

It is one of the great value for money lenses of Canon. Also the quickest AF of the 85's
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Re: Outdoor portrait noob help
« Reply #20 on: May 07, 2013, 12:39:49 AM »
Hi one last question regarding lenses. Ive been using my sigma 70-200os lens for the few portraits I've done. Would the canon 85 1.8 be a good investment for portrait work considering the 70-200 I've been using is pretty good? I'm curious on bokeh and such and the l is out of my price range

It is one of the great value for money lenses of Canon. Also the quickest AF of the 85's

So it wouldn't be redundent even though I have a 70-200? My copy of the sigma is sharper and on par bokeh wise than my old 70-00 f4 canon to give you idea of my current lens
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« Reply #21 on: May 07, 2013, 02:13:36 AM »
Hi one last question regarding lenses. Ive been using my sigma 70-200os lens for the few portraits I've done. Would the canon 85 1.8 be a good investment for portrait work considering the 70-200 I've been using is pretty good? I'm curious on bokeh and such and the l is out of my price range

It is one of the great value for money lenses of Canon. Also the quickest AF of the 85's

To me it is not redundant with a 1.8 vs. 2.8. It gives you other possibilities. Also working with a prime forces you to move more to compose, which imho is a good thing. A friend of mine has the 1.8 (I have as you see the Sigma 1.4) and it feels great. It is very quick. It suffers from CA, but then again so does the Sigma, and the mighty 85L II, albeit not so much as the 1.8. This is easily fixed in Lightroom or other programs. I believe that money vs. value this is imo on of the two great offerings from Canon (the other is the 50 1.4).

So it wouldn't be redundent even though I have a 70-200? My copy of the sigma is sharper and on par bokeh wise than my old 70-00 f4 canon to give you idea of my current lens
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Re: Outdoor portrait noob help
« Reply #22 on: May 07, 2013, 03:40:23 AM »
^thanks for the info. I think the 85mm 1.8 canon will be next lens followed by the sigma 35mm art. i am starting to grow a lot to some primes and am definitely having a better time using them than my zooms
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« Reply #22 on: May 07, 2013, 03:40:23 AM »