Photographing Big Family in Tight Spaces

  • By Vien
  • 11 January, 2015
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The challenged of shooting indoor in a tight space is finding a wide enough lens.  Shooting a big family in the small space,  my 50mm or 28mm lens just didn’t work.  I decided to go with the Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 AT-X116 Pro DX II Digital Zoom Lens (AF-S Motor) (for Nikon Cameras).  I usually wouldn’t use this lens because of the the distortion around the corners when you get to close to your subject.  Anywho, in this case it works great for the situation and tight spaces, using the Nikon D7000 with the crop factor.  I usually prefer to shoot outside for such a large family of seven or more, using the 28mm or 50mm.



Nikon 50mm f1.4


I recommend using my favorite light modifier, Westcott Rapid Box 26″ Octa Softbox for it quick setup and transportability and an awesome results.  In conjunction with the lightbox I really like using the StudioPRO Set of Two 7’6″ Photography Light Stands for its compactness and the legs doesn’t have to open all the way, you can just make a “V” in small corners.




I enjoy shooting this family, it was fun!  It helps using the right lens for the right job.  Think compactness and portability and fast-setup on your next gear purchase to make your future job much easier.  I can’t wait to shoot them again in the future, hopeful outside in the nice sun!



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