New to photography. Need advice on equipment.

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  1. AlejandroHernandez

    AlejandroHernandez TPF Noob!

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    Hi everyone. Sorry for my english but i'm latin. I'm going to start saying that I'm new to photography and I'm going to buy a new DSLR and a lighting kit. I'll be doing specially fashion/portrait photography. I'm buying all these stuff in B&H. Here's what I'm thinking (i'm on a tight budget):

    - Canon EOS 350D with 2GB Compact Flash card.
    - Lens: Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 (i really don't know if that lens works with the camera I'm going to buy)
    - This lighting kit: http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/308806-REG/Impact_401495_Tungsten_3_Flood_Light.html
    - This thunder gray background: http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/45622-REG/Savage_27_1253_53_x12_yds_Paper_Background.html
    - This background stand: http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produ...terson_COR755_Background_Support_System_.html

    Is that good?

    Another thing, I have Adobe Photoshop for retouching but I heard recently of Adobe Lightroom, should i get it? Is it any better than Photoshop? Keep in mind that almost all of my pictures will be retouched.
     
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    No idea about the lighting or the background, but that camera and that lens will be great for starting out. The Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 is one of the must-have lens for most Canon photographers, simply because of it's price and it's bang for buck. The Canon EOS 350D is great, I have one. It's not the latest, but it's pretty good for starting out.

    Lightroom is very very helpful. Though you could use that money towards a better lens though.
     

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