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| p.1 #15 · Fashion Shoot, no walls or ceiling to bounce off of! |
SweetMk wrote: ...I have a Honl strap, a LumiQuest ProMax System, and a Gary Fong Lightsphere Universal System Cloud. ...I have never used the LumiQuest or the Fong, they were acquired in a KEH Grabbox used, but beautiful condition.
The Lightsphere will be worse than useless if there are no bounce surfaces. It doesn't enlarge the light source enough to be effective, other than by bouncing light off walls and ceiling, which isn't an option in your case; so you'd be sending light off into space with no return, wasting your batteries.
The ProMax is a little better, if you use a solid panel. It'll raise the flash a little higher off the lens axis if you're using a hot shoe-mounted flash. (Getting the flash off camera would be better still.)
For fashion, a hard light can be a good choice anyway, because you'll get lots of texture and shape revealed. A single flash, on a cord or controlled wirelessly, should be fine, although using a soft box to get a little wrap for fill might be better. If you can do seperate key and fill lights, that's the best bet.
I wouldn't use a tripod or monopod, probably. When doing fashion shots I like to move around as much as the model does.
One idea for the softbox, so it doesn't get knocked over, is to enlist one of the other photogs to hand hold it during your shoot, moving around under your direction to "get the angles" you want as you and your model move. Then when his or her turn to comes around you can be the "photo assistant" and hold it for him or her (assuming that your flash will work with his or her camera, or that his or her flash will work in your box).
Anyway, it sounds like a fun day, so...well...have fun!