I hope this forum is friendly to a beginner/hobbyist. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]
.......Well, I'd like to think so,...but there seems to be a certain guy who enjoys ripping the balls off the beginner to remind him just how much he sucks compared to him,...but aside from him,...it's pretty cool.. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img]
Basically I would like to take some flattering digital glamour shots of my beautiful wife. Where should I start? I have a Nikon Coolpix 995, and a basic inexpensive 3-light kit. I think I'll also need to pick up a softbox for these kind of photos. Any tips/links would be appeciated. Thanks in advance, Dan
..........Sell the camera, and buy a Canon digital Rebel...(you can find plenty of used ones in mint or near mint condition all around).....and a 50mm f1.8 lens for starters. You already have the small light kit,... now buy yourself some foamcore from your local arts supply store, and or a framming shop, and use it as a soft white reflector. Use natural directional light to start off with...(from the side, not overhead)..and play with the light and the reflected light on your lovely wife..keep the light, and the reflector in the same spots, and move around your subject, watching the differences in lighting between the different positions you take the photo from in ralation to where your light is coming from.
Yep,...that's a good way to start...and then post the pics here,...and remind us that you aree brand new to this, and ask for comments from us who are constructive yet kind. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]