home studio costs?

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  1. ajmall

    ajmall TPF Noob!

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    i was reading a portrait photography book earlier ("the perfect portrait guide" by michael busselle and david wilson) and it states that setting up a basic home studio need not be expensive.

    however it doesn't say how much and thats what i'm wondering! i'm thinking something along the lines of 3 lighting units, a couple of screens/refelctors and anything else you might think i need?!

    thanks
     
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    ceno2000 I AM PUNK ROCK!!

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    props.backgrounds, if you are doing a outside shoot you may want to think about some landscaping
    i am probably getting way ahead of you here but these are just some thoughts
     
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    i will probably just use whatever i have at home...

    anyone know about costs?
     
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    you can get decent strobe kits on ebay for less than $300
     
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    sorry for my ignorance, what would a strobe "kit" consist of?
     
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    that's awesome. how easy is it to get familiar with lighting in a stuido? i've only ever used a studio once!
     
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    Once you got a feel for the exposure it's pretty
    straightforward - especially if the strobes have
    modeling lights.
     
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    thats good to hear, thanks!
     

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