Outdoor portrait tips please!

Started Aug 19, 2006 | Discussions thread
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Outdoor portrait tips please!
Aug 19, 2006

I'm going to be taking some outdoor portraits of my sister-in-law on Sunday. I've got a D50 with a 50mm f/1.8 and an 18-200 VR with an SB-800 flash. I've also got a Manfrotto tripod.

I'm assuming the 50mm prime will be the best. Should I set the aperature to 1.8 or 2.8 or between there? I've read that 2.8 is the sharpest but I don't know for sure for this application. Should I use the SB-800 for fill flash? If I do should I use the diffuser? Should I use the tripod? I'm also guessing there is no reason to not use ISO 200? Any other tips for me? Thanks!!

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