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    Best modifier for group/family photos?

    My experience shooting with strobes is usually with individuals. I'm curious what the best modifier would be to get the most throw and spread?
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    Re: Best modifier for group/family photos?

    Mostly landscapers here...

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    Re: Best modifier for group/family photos?

    Quote Originally Posted by jdphoto View Post
    My experience shooting with strobes is usually with individuals. I'm curious what the best modifier would be to get the most throw and spread?
    Shallow umbrella, white or silver, reflective, not shoot through.
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    Re: Best modifier for group/family photos?

    in my studio I used a 52in starfish....a large softbox works well....
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    Re: Best modifier for group/family photos?

    Depends on the size of the group
    I’m anticipating taking a group of 32 men; I plan on seating half of them with the balance standing behind.
    I plan on using two large umbrellas to light the group, but I anticipate the aiming the lights directly at the group will result in flat light; therefore I plan on feathering the lights from one side adjusting the output so the light is evenly distributed.
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