Lighting question

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  1. 97desmoSP

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    Hi folks,

    I'm new to the forum and a newbie photographer. I have promised a friend that as a wedding gift, I'd set up a small photobooth at their wedding reception. I already have the booth area designed and the backdrop is black "muslin". The camera I'm using is a Canon Rebel XSi and I'm connecting it to my Mac using some remote capture software.

    The only thing I'm not sure about is lighting. Most of the booths I've researched have some sort of softbox or a large flat plastic diffuser. The ambient lighting will be dim in the restaurant. What should I use for a flash?

    I've read of some people using a "mono-light" with a softbox. Others used a flash mounted directly to the camera with a Larry Fong type diffuser.

    Being a one time deal, I don't want to spend a ton on the lighting. Is it possible to use a camera mount type flash as a slave and combine it with a softbox on a stand?

    Any help would be mucho appreciated.

    Thanks,
    Conrad
     
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