Complicated flash setups for studio?

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    I was wondering about flash setups in the studio. Is having a lot of remote flashes nessecary or can normal studio lights be used and just reflected? Because im leaning towards getting a canon but i know nikons tend to have better flash capability and i was wondering if this would hinder me in studio work?
     
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    First off, what do you mean by "studio lights"? Most studio lights are flashes. (strobes)

    Any company has the same capability to use studio strobes. They connect via a PC port on the camera. If the camera doesn't have one, a simple hotshoe adapter is available for $10.

    As far as lots of lights being necessary, no, they aren't. You can make beautiful portraits with 1 light of any kind, and a reflector. That one light can be the sun, or sunlight from a window, or a tungsten light, or a strobe.
     
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    Yes and no, it really depends on what the subject is . For example a portrait or small object can be done very simply and very well as you described. Large objects or interior architecture may require and usually do, several flash units.
     
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    Thanks all for the info, could someone also inform me of how well canons work with multiple flashes.
     
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    Do you mean speed lights? Canon has it's own setup of flashes and slaves that work great.
     

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