Small project studio assistance.
6 months ago
Hello DP community!
I need assistance with setting up a small home studio. I am trying to create a set up that's relatively portable since I do family portraits (approximately 4-6 people) both indoors and outdoors (my house and at my relatives house). I will very very rarely shoot full body portraits.
I would like to know:
- What speedlights I should use, since I feel like I outgrew my single 580ex ii. I was considering the Yongnuo 560ii or the Yongnuo 565 (since it has HSS). I will also consider another 580ex ii or 430ex ii.
- I would like to get both softboxes and umbrellas (since I realize that they can serve different purposes). What is the optimal size for both umbrellas (i'm considering 43") and softboxs (28" square softbox or 24" x 36" / 32" x 48" rectangular)?
- Whether I should use the optical trigger on my Canon 60D or purchase radio triggers such as the Yongnuo yn-622c?
-Are there any alternatives to using HSS if I shoot outside (such as using an ND filter), or should I purchase a speedlight that has HSS capabilities?
-Best cases or bags to store speedlights, stands, etc.
-Best material for the backdrop (Would prefer to go the DIY route since I have a relative who is a tailor, who can acquire the materials for me rather inexpensively).
Please do not suggest strobes since I currently do not have the space or ability to travel with those at the moment.
I appreciate the assistance. The community has been nothing short of helpful.
"In the Internet age, the bathroom is now the photography studio.In the film age, the bathroom was the developing lab.
And before the film age, I guess it was just the outhouse." - Anonymous