Beginner's Light Setup

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  1. bethany138

    bethany138 TPF Noob!

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    Hello,

    I would like to know your opinions on the best studio light setup for a beginner. Please take into account price (and value), ease of use, and ease of purchase. I know this seems like a demanding question but you all have your opinions on this. lol.. Thanks !! YEAH PHOTO FORUM.. lol!

    Bethany
     
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    what do you want to do exactly
     
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    and how much do yu want to spend.
     
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    I've heard a lot of good things about Alien Bees, especially as an entry level lighting system.

    http://www.alienbees.com/
     
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    The good thing about AB's is that you can get Balcar modifiers to expand you light shaping capibilities.
     
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    I think that's a good question. What will be your main focus? Portraits, still life, product shots...
     
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    I shoot models now mostly on location. I have a really small space - will measure later and post, I would also like to be able to take them to weddings.. or some.. hmm.. lol...
     
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    I just setup my home studio with Alien Bees equipment. Click on my signature link for more info.
     
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    Wow..very nice clean site! Thanks.. but I don't have the budget that you do..lol.. would love to have some bees!
     

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