Bonsai portraiture equipment

Started Nov 16, 2017 | Discussions thread
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klondiker Regular Member • Posts: 103
Bonsai portraiture equipment

I'm fresh to photography with Sony A6000 and a few lenses. My plan is to shoot bonsai portraits for our local bonsai club. It will be an outdoor work with mostly grey or black backgrounds.

After spending some time on internet, I created a plan to purchase from B&H:

- Controler Godox X1T-S

- Flash Godox TT350-S

- Flash Godox TT685-S

- Grey and black background screens with a stand (what size?)

- Modifiers and stands (what type?)

- Perhaps umbrella (s)

Of course, I may be wrong with the selection of equipment, as my experience in this type of photography is great O! So, please provide me with some guidance in this field. I feel that the flashlights and transmitter should be ok. I know nothing though about stands and modifiers. The bonsai size is at the most 24" x 24". I'd prefer to purchase as small modifiers as possible, due mostly to intimidation factor as well as wind effecting them. Would let say 12" x 12" soft boxes be ok? Also, the background screen size will depend on the lens and back distance from the object. The lens I'm planning to use is 50mm f1.8 (75mm equivalent), but also I have Sony 18 - 105 mm f 4.0.

Would B&H be a good place to do the shopping? Cost, as usual, is a consideration as it will be a voluntary work.

Any help will be greatly appreciated.

Here is an example of what I'm planning to do, with hopefully more professional end results though.

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