Home photo studio set up

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  1. jamesino

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    I'm planning on setting up an amateur photo shoot studio in my home. My target cost is to be under $1000. What are some crucial equipments I need and are there good tutorials and guides on this topic on the internet (equipment, tips, techniques)?
     
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    i assume you already have a camera and a good lens..

    lighting:

    take a look at www.alienbees.com

    you will need at least:
    1 main light
    1 fill light
    1 background light

    you might get away without having the fill light and using a strong main light and a homemade reflector.
     
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    also try to google for portrait light set ups or something like that.

    i am no expert but what i have is:

    a 50mm f1.8
    70-200mm f4.0 L

    britek pro500 500w/s strobe

    homemade reflector

    and adding 1 or 2 vivitar 285hv flashes for background and/or hairlight.

    i will trigger all of these with radio triggers.

    i also have cs3 to fix all of my mistakes ;)
    you will need a good PP program to add blur, fix skin, etc
     

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