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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.


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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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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.

What do you mean when you say pay attention to the bellows setting?

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