I am doing a shoot outdoors from 5:00 PM, which is still harsh sun light, and the client would like it to have a moody and Gothic theme.
What are some strategies to fight against that? My own initial thought is to use high speed sync (as my TTL flash and camera can go up to 1/8000 sec) and also bring down the ISO to my normal camera range which is 64, but still shoot with an open aperture to get some shallow depth of field (and not have all telephone polls in the background).
I should also choose wisely which lighting equipment to use but this will be my first time using them actually! I just ordered and received them! Here is the list but I need your help and input on what to use most:
- Two Profoto B1s with Air TTL remote
- Profoto Umbrella deep Silver and White and Translucent
- Profoto Beauty Dish with Grid
- Profoto Zoom Reflector 2 with grids
- Profoto Wide Zoom Reflector
- Profoto Octa 2" softbox , with grid
For example, I saw that one of their photographers was recommending using the deep silver umbrella to generate more light and save battery power on flashes. Is that the right approach?