studio equipment

Discussion in 'General Shop Talk' started by brighteyesphotos, Feb 4, 2007.

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    Ok, I got some extra cash to play with. Tell me, what would be a good basic studio lighting set up to have? I've been looking through ebay for kits but I don't want to get the wrong stuff. Mind you, I don't have THAT much cash. I have about $400-500 I can spend on this. What would you demand the kit to have? Softboxes or umbrellas? 2 or 3 lights? Stuff for wireless flash or no? And I want this to be light enough for me to take on location since I don't have a studio space other than my freezing and messy back room (Tony can verify the cold room).
     
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    I am not sure of the work that you are trying to produce or your shooting style. Generally you can get away with a lot by shooting with two lights and tons of diffusion and gobos. I would go with strobes for portraits and tungsten if you shoot still life. I would not worry about the weight. Carrying heavy gear is a small price to pay for the amount of light that it puts out.
     

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