Outdoor portraits with 4x5 and Monolight

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  1. Richard Man

    Richard Man Member

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    I am doing a portraiture project where I will take a number of images in "shady" outdoor environment. For this project, I am using 4x5 and 150 and 210mm lens on color films.

    I have used strobes in studio setting before but only with a Leica and dSLR so far.

    This thread talks about using monolights and 4x5 in studio setting:
    http://www.largeformatphotography.in...389-Monolights

    Anyone has advice on using monolights in outdoor setting as fill lights with 4x5?

    Thanks.
     
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    You might have to gel the flash to match the color temp if you are shooting in deep shade.


    Kent in SD
     
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    Pay attention to bellows extension, but you'd be doing that whether or not you added fill. Buy some Fuji instant film before it's all gone for tests and/or handouts.
     
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    hi

    your link doesn't work ...

    do you have a flash meter ?

    what i do is do an ambient meter reading, and a flash reading
    and match the flash to the ambient light.
    you might consider a reflector as well to bounce the light back on your model.

    have fun!
    john
     
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    disregard, up too late and not enough coffee yet.
     
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    I miss-read this thread title as "Outdoor portraits with 4x5 and Moonlight" and thought what an interesting idea.
     
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    I saw moonlight too and deleted my post.
     
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    What do you mean when you say pay attention to the bellows setting?

    Sent from Tap-a-talk
     
  9. Richard Man

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    Thanks all. Everything will be on tripod, and I have a big soft box for my studio strobes. I will need to get battery powered lights but hopefully can use the softbox.

    Yes, I (will) have a flash meter.
     
  10. Richard Man

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    MOONLIGHT would be cool too! Full moon in a few days. May try that :smile: