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Old 02-27-2008   #1
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Default Need help Lighting for a model head shot!

I have a d200 and one external sb-800 flash. What do I need or how can i use what I have to shoot a head shot of a model. My niece wants to send in a head shot to an agency. Background, lighting, do I need an umbrella, bounce or anything that will help me out, please?!?! I am not a model photographer as I only shoot for fun. Thanks

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Try this lnk.
http://photocamel.com/forum/tutorial...rtraiture.html

their are plenty to view. Hope this help.
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That was fine for posing but didn't help any with lighting and what I need.
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what you can try is google "home photo studio setup "?
Just a thought.
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I will try that.
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put your camera in commander mode, set the on camera flash to -1 and your "A" flash to +1. Set your sb800 to mode "A".

set your model such that a white or very light wall (or anything) is in front at about 30 degrees to one side. put the camera at 30 degrees or so on the other (darker) side of her face. Your "main" flash is the SB800 sitting on a chair or lightstand pointing at the white wall such that it reflects onto your model. your "fill" is your on-camera flash.

Shoot TTL aperture priority at about f6 or f8. the camera will do most of the work.

good luck!!
(commander mode is explained in your camera book and in your flash's book)
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Thanks bob, I will give it a shot.


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