Basic studio equipment

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  1. ichname

    ichname TPF Noob!

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    I am hoping that someone could tell me the absolute basic necessities for equipment I would need to start photographing models. I can work with my digital camera.
     
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    gryphonslair99 Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    A camera, a model and an idea of what you are doing.
     
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    JerryPH No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    lol.. perhaps a little simplified, but yeah, basically true!

    I think that what you are looking for is:

    1 battery operated flash
    1 lightstand
    1 receiver/trigger or long sync cable to operate the off camera flash
    1 umbrella (optional at this level)

    What *is* mandatory is knowledge. The basics of photography should be as familiar and as easy to you as breathing... and then there is the Strobist site... look for Lighting 101 and 102.
     
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    Yeah it was a little on the simple side, but without knowing exactly what kind of photography with models the OP is talking about, it is kind of hard to give a good assessment of the basic equipment needed. :D
     
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    A camera with a hotshoe or PC terminal as well as what Jerry mentioned. There are optical slaves that work off of another flash, but they aren't the easiest to work with, because they are unreliable.
     

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