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Ernie Aubert wrote:
I have two Lastolite Ezyboxes: 30" square and 24" square; I have 430EX IIs in them, with PocketWizard FlexTT5s, controlled by an AC3. (I'd have gotten 580EX IIs if not for the radio frequency interference issue.) For this particular shoot, I didn't have room in the back of my pick-em-up truck for the bigger one. I used the 24" one for the main light, a reflector, and the near-camera Speedlite with the Graslon for fill and catchlights.
You guys are giving me good information; thanks!
We have similar equipment then. I have two 24" square soft-boxes along with some umbrellas and a few Canon flashes.
You should be able to make an order of magnitude improvement with the equipment you have and just doing some re-positioning. I would bring that main down and use it for the catchlights. For fill, you might be able to get away with just a reflector if it's big enough (and maybe use your second light to light the backdrop instead). A hair light can add a little zip but it's normally not absolutely necessary unless the head/hair of the subject are blending too much with the background (think black hair against black background).
Artificial lighting adds a whole different layer of learning and complexity to the photographic experience. I think it can be helpful, even for those folks who don't really want to become studio photographers. It heightens your awareness of lighting issues and can help even with your natural light photography. Good luck.