Lighting

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  1. rwphotography

    rwphotography TPF Noob!

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    Hey everyone!!!!! So, I learned the hard way the other day shooting my brother and his family at a park in the sunlight and boy was there shadows and glare everywhere :thumbdown:. I have no light set up. I do have a Canon 540EZ but decided not to use it for some strange reason. I know it's an older model.

    I'm interested in getting lighting equipment that is portable and yes I'm on a budget. I was in my local photography store and I noticed they had some lighting equipment kits and they were ranging from 239-350 dollars which is within my budget. Since I know nothing about lighting equipment, I couldnt even begin to tell everyone what was included other than the lights, umbrellas, and light stand.

    When I go back to purchase some lighting equipment, what should I be looking for?

    I am also going to be purchasing some circular polarizer filters and i'm using 70-200mm f/2.8 non-IS and 50mm 1.4 on a 50d and Xsi.

    Please help and thanks in advance!!!!!
     
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    im working on building out my first light now - i bought a canon 430ex ii, and today my light stand ($30), and 36" umbrellas came ($13). my umbrella clamp will be here tomorrow which was another $20, and wireless trigger was $30 and should be here next week.

    since you already have the flash and if you were to do the same, you'd be looking at roughly $90/light or so.

    in case you cant tell..this is going the strobist direction... Strobist
     
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