Canon and lighting

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  1. libbym26

    libbym26 TPF Noob!

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    I have just bought a canon rebel xs. I would like to use some sort of lighting...can anyone please tell me where to start?
     
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    What exactly are you looking for? Do you just want a flash to stick on the hot shoe? Are you looking for a full studio setup? Or something in between? When you say some sort of lighting, that is an incredibly broad subject.

    If you just want a flash, the 430 EXII flash is a great flash that's reasonably priced. You can get a 580 EX for a bit more if you want something with a few more bells and whistles.
     
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    Start here, click on the Lighting 101 Archive, and spend a couple of hours reading:

    Strobist
     
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    As u can tell I am very new to this...lol...anyway yes I want studio set up lighting. I want to be able to take it with me when I go to friends house to photograph their children.
     
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    Josh66 Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    :lmao:

    Good point though. ^^^ That is the first light source you should learn to use.


    But, if you want light on command, indoors - the Sun won't always work.


    First of all... Budget?

    That will be a huge factor in any recommendations we can make.
     

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