The Next Step After the Camera

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  1. jor133d

    jor133d TPF Noob!

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    Hello!

    I bought my first camera, a Nikon D80 with a flash unit a couple months ago. I have taken my first wedding and some senior photos since that time.

    I think it is time to purchase some lighting equipment. I take mainly outdoor location shots, except when it comes to weddings of course, that is mainly indoor.

    What are your suggestions for lighting set-ups?

    Any advice would help!


    Thanks!
    Jordan
     
  2. smyth

    smyth TPF Noob!

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    what do you have for glass?
     
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    jor133d TPF Noob!

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    I'm assuming you mean lens? hehe, I am still a newbie and don't know all the lingo yet.

    I bought the kit from a local camera store. The lens I have now (but also hope to get more soon) is the Nikon DX 18-135mm.
     
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    smyth TPF Noob!

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    well, If you plan on continuing to shoot weddings I would suggest a fast lens be your next purchase. By having a large apeture lens (or fast lens) you won't need a flash as often, but you'll still want a flash.
     
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    For lighting I would suggest that you start with a flash bracket, a powerful rotating flash, and a LightSphere.

    If you intend to buy a proper strobe setup, I would look at Calumet or Elinchrom monolights and a Vagabond powerpack.
     
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    Pretty much.

    Having fast glass is less of an issue if you shoot in the studio with strobees, since often you'll be shooting stopped down anyway.
     

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