MAJOR SCORE!!!!!!!!

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  1. Markw

    Markw No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Ok, so someone on my moms side of the family came down today and while being here, she asked to see some of my photo work. I showed her and she says "'ya know, I have a bunch of lighting equipment I havent used in about 2 years. Its all in good shape and Id be willing to give it to you if youd like it." So of corse I accepted and she went to get it. When she came back to my house, she had a 4.5' duffle bag full of boxes and some other things. Included in the list of equipment were:

    (2) 6'x8' backdrops (!!!!)
    (2) 89" light tripods (what I call them)
    (2) bulbs
    (2) domes
    (1) silver reflector umbrella
    (1) white diffuser umbrella
    (1) 50" tripod

    and everything to set it all up! I looked it up and the backdrops alone retail (not wholesale) for $250 a piece! She gave it all to me for free! :mrgreen::mrgreen::mrgreen:Here are some pictures. Any idea what all of this could add up to in price?


    The whole collection on the backdrops
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    the three tripods
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    One of the lighting studio lights set up (I forgot to put the dome around the light.)
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    The other lighting setup with the white umbrella
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    Thanks.
    Mark

    EDIT: sorry for the excessive burning on the light pictures.
     
  2. William Petruzzo

    William Petruzzo TPF Noob!

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    Very nice! It will be nice to have a lot of that base stuff too when you want to move up to strobes (i.e., backdrops and stands). I can't wait to see some of what you come up with!
     
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    Montana TPF Noob!

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    Free stuff rocks! Have a blast with it. Nice looking backdrops! Post some results when you get to doing some portraits with it!
     
  4. Markw

    Markw No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I was so happy. Now I have to find something to hold up the backdrops so I can actually use them :lol:, but Id imagine I saved a crazy amount of money. I have never even met this woman before. It was like christmas :lol:

    Mark
     
  5. KmH

    KmH Helping photographers learn to fish Supporting Member

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    Nothing like free gear. Those things are called light stands.

    It's a couple hundred dollar kit being continuous lights with no output adjustment. :thumbup:
     

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