Strobe Suggestions for Outdoor Shoot

8 months 3 weeks ago #729716 by techguy817
Hi All,

I'm doing an outdoor location photo shoot in a few weeks that's taking place at the beach and other spots around town. Looking for suggestions on what strobe lighting would be ideal to rent. Subjects will mostly be 1 or 2 individuals but the shot list does have a few with more and a couple group shots. I've used strobes before but don't have too much experience with them as I primarily shoot landscape, nature, and wildlife. I currently own a Nikon Z6 II and D500, SB800 speedlight, reflectors, and several lenses including 70-200F2.8E.

Looking at battery-powered monolights given the locations likely won't have power outlets. Lensrentals.com has these two kits.

www.lensrentals.com/rent/profoto-b1x-500...2-light-location-kit
www.lensrentals.com/rent/westcott-fj400-2-light-location-kit

My questions are:

- How does the B1X compare to the FJ400?
- Has anyone rented from lensrentals.com before and if so what was the experience?
- Will I need any additional light modifiers like perhaps larger umbrellas?
- Any other things I should consider?

Thanks in advance!

-Al


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