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  1. rodman

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    My wife saw this picture and wants to know if it's possible to get these results w/o going to a portrait studio. I have no experience with indoor picture taking ... portraits ... etc.

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    Of course it's possible but you have to be able to control your light sources.
     
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    What type of equipment would I need to do so?

    All I have it's what is in my sig.
     
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    An SB 600 of camera, from an umbrella.
     
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    Really you just need a window with good direct light that is a lot brighter than the rest of the room, and proper arrangement of the subject and metering. Controlling your light sources means more than just having more gear-- it's about seeing where light is falling and changing your subject and shooting to match.
     
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    Will sadly not work. The D40 does not operate as a wireless commander. So triggering the SB600 is impossible (this show was done with the flash off camera obviously).

    A cheap single light kid (for the D40) would be:

    SB600 (with a sync cord - though this is limiting)
    Umbrella
    Lightstand

    And while you are at it, you may as well get a proper reflector.

    All told you should spend less than 100 bucks on everything (without the SB600 included).
     
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    Radio trigger?
     
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    The best bet, but I didn't know how technical the guy is. But for the price, the trigger is the best option.
     
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    You know, that raises a great point -- it strikes me that this isn't so much about having the right equipment as it is finding the right technique. So, heck, you might just whip out a Mag Lite or something, and give it a try before buying any additional gear...the worst it can do is fail miserably! :lol:
     
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    Best advice yet. Even the tiny pocket one is probably good enough. Shoot RAW so you can play with the white balance.
     
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    Good luck getting that done with a pocket mag lite. You'd no doubt have to keep the shutter open for a LONG time, and then that defeats the purpose of canceling out the ambient light and letting in only the light from your light source.
     

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