Basic lighting kits. What to get?

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  1. CRman

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    Looking to get a good basic "home studio" (newbie studio :mrgreen:) Can anyone recomend a few different kits that might have a good amount of basics to start off with and build upon should I like it? You know, light stands, soft box(es) umbrellas... ect... Not elaborate, but basic enogh for portrait work. I want to give it a shot and have endless people sto shoot (photograph). Not sure of the budget, dont want a cheap (crappy) but not a pro set by any means. An all in one kit if you will. I can get reflectors seporait and back drops... Feel free to ask for more details if I didnt narrow it enough. Thanks!

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    You should check out this site, and click on "Lighting 101":

    http://strobist.blogspot.com/

    Strobist has a lot of very good info on lighting. They really focus on setting up strobes, which has some great advantages:

    -cheaper than studio lights
    -extremely portable
    -very versatile

    So if you're looking for quality, I think this will get you a quality set up but not at a pro price, this is what I'm going to start building up. They tell you exactly what you need, what to do with it, and where to get it.
     
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    You can try a used set up, but make sure you can still get parts for it. And do get a good flash meter.
     

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