GeoffM wrote:No need for expensive lights etc, just use natural daylight it's free
Some reflectors would be advantageous as a fill light but you don't need to purchase these either. You could use sheets, aluminium foil, paper to name but a few.
Regarding lenses, a short prime 50, 60, 85 or fast zoom 24-70 f2.8 would be best but it would all depend on the space you have to move around in and wether you want full body shots or more abstract partial body shots.
Ken182 wrote:Hi there, I'll excuse the Canon as you are only just starting out
I see you are in NZ so I will suggest you contact this guy:
Mike Langford and get some input locally on your questions.
Mike is a really lovely warm affable character who can give you suggestions on photography groups who you can hook up with and do workshops with.
Fenriswolf wrote:What I would really like advice on though (and I assure you I am Googling furiously as I type this, haha) is what I need to get decent nude shots indoors in terms of lighting/anything else you might need apart from model+photographer+camera.
Dalzine wrote:Canon has a good introduction to Prime lenses in their 50mm f1.8 lens. It's generally around the $100AUD - $150AUD mark and is a great "Bang for you buck" lens. You will be able to shoot indoors during the day in most situations without using extra lighting.
W G wrote:Welcome to the wonderful world of the nude.
What you will need will largely depend upon what style of nudes you aim for. A lot of the weekend warrior exploits you'll see on the internet are a bit 'blokey' and tend to strive for some sort of lad's mag editorial style.
That can often require extensive, but predictable, kit.
If your heart lies more in the art nude them less is more. Keep it simple and organic. I shot a project on very large film once lit by nothing more than candles. If that can be achieved on large film so simply then for digital it is a walk in the park.
Your eye will eventually dictate the ideal focal length but somewhere around 50mm is where I suspect it may live. Have a look at the Canon 60mm macro, it could be good. I am a fan of macros so I am biased.
In the 'art' style you can certainly start with just one light and a couple of sheets of card from the stationers to use as reflectors. If you stay away from camera shops you will be okay moneywise.
Fenriswolf wrote:The dude at the camera shop was like O_o when I asked about it. An article I read recommended 80-100mm, but the shop guy reckoned you'd have to shoot from really far away?
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