"lighting suggestions for horse and rider portraits"
Venue: Outside, overlooking farm or possibly on a polo field
Time and natural light: either just after sunrise or before sunset; some color in sky, or at least some illumination in the sky. The area the subjects will be will be twilight or almost dark.
Subjects: Palomino polo pony with Palomino filly. A rider in polo attire will be astride the pony. My idea is to have the pony and filly facing each other almost nose to nose.
Lighting: Three SB-800 strobes, one SB-600; one softbox, two 30 inch reflectors; gold and or bronze.
Scene dimensions: estimated at 20-25 feet wide.
Will I need a larger reflector? Maybe a rectangular frame? I don't want to illuminate the whole scene. I'd like to have a gold or bronze light on the scene; a bounce light off reflectors will spread the light out more, right? Or should I have the strobes directed toward the scene with gold cards (or whatever those colored things are called)?