First Lighting Equipment

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I'm trying to determine what gear i need for lighting. First planned shot will be a family portrait of 14. Any suggestions on how i can pull this off with out the need to purchase full studio equipment?

thank you.
 
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A nice day with a not too bright sun and a good outdoor location would be the cheapest solution I guess... That in combination with a Fill flash to reduce some harsh shadow sections..
 
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Would this be inside or outdoors?

Outside, I would look for some good open shade. Indoors, two SB800's or similar just to camera left and right and fired into umbrellas will be adequate.
 
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Family portrait will be indoors. Just looking around my room to see how much light could be bounced. I'm not working out of a studio and would like gear to be portable so I could use it anywhere. Thank you.
 
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Not quite 14, but I've pulled off shots of family with on/off-camera flashes bouncing off walls and/or shot through strategically placed lamp shades. Get creative, and you won't need a full studio setup. Check out a couple of setups I used.
 
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An outdoor shot can be spectacular but even in Hawaii it's asking for a bit much. I'll have one shot at this so I'd rather plan in indoor venue where there are less variables.

Would something like a pair in Interfit Super 5 Cool lights work? It has a pair of reflectors, diffusion sock and softbox.
 
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