Lighting Question

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  1. LynziMarie

    LynziMarie TPF Noob!

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    I'm interested in getting some lighting equipment, ut I'm not sure where to start!! I look at the options online and I get more than slightly overwhelmed! So... ideally, I'd like a quality set up that won't cost me a ton of money. I'm just not sure where to start! And, possibly some ideas of lighting that I could use out and about, like a strobe maybe? I'm not sure what all this stuff is called!! haha
     
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    ANDS! No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    What are you trying to shoot?
     
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    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Yes, let us know more.

    Are you shooting people or still objects?
    Do you want to be portable or just 'in studio'?
    What is your budget?
     
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    haha sorry!
    I'll be shooting mostly people, and a few animals, but portraits.
    Ideally I'd like to have 'in studio' and some portable options, but I'd go for portable first.
    Budget isn't really an issue, but I still don't want to drop a mint if I can get something quality for a cheaper price. I don't really think more expensive necessarily means better in some cases, so I just want something good and sturdy.
     
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    Hey LynziMarie,

    Although I can't help you with a recommendation on equipment, I thought you may find value in a youtube clip I found, titled "Strobist Preliminaries"

    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lKAD7leNOVY[/ame]
     

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