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  1. D-Money

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    would i need to take pics like Karmaloop.com - Global Streetwear Culture, I am opening an online store and I would just like to know what type of camera I would need to have those quality pics, is it the camera or is it just the editing and how do you do that?
     
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    Any DSLR can take pictures like that. It all depends on your understanding of exposure and how to manipulate the studio lighting.
     
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    Yes, the right question is more -- what kind of lighting setup would you need? While I can't answer it, I can tell you that that's the question you need to ask. :) Specifically, ask about flashes, backgrounds, lightboxes, etc.

    You also do need to make sure that your SLR can control off-camera lighting -- which is almost universally true, except that (for example) a Nikon D40 can't remote-control a speedlight.
     
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    ok thanks, but what would be the best camera I can get to take that type of picture at 300 and under or are they all really expensive? I would like to learn about the lighting also but would like to get the camera I need first and what about this
    http://www.walmart.com/catalog/product.do?product_id=9914688?
    thanks in advance
     
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    the lighting alone for shots like that will probably cost about 300 bucks
     
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    At the very least. A full set of backdrop, umbrellas, various electrical equipment, transmitter... that's way over $300.

    Plus, very few DSLRs go for $300 or less. If you really want to take serious studio photos, you'll need at least the level of a Nikon D90 (or equivalent), which is in the $800-$1000 range.
     
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    As you will learn, photography is very expensive:(
     
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    I would say at this point, if I were you I would just go and use a photographer's studio and have him do the shooting also, cause then you don't even have to worry about it
     
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    You can do studio photography on a budget, but it's still going to be a bit above your budget.

    And, even if you had all the required equipment, you mentioned the number one key word.....LEARN. If shots like those were achievable just by buying the equipment and shooting, photography wouldn't be a profession. It takes most professionals years to learn their craft.
     
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    Should be noted that those shots are not particularly special. They won't need huge expense to do successfully BUT as stated above will need well over your budget.

    Even a simple setup of a couple of strobes, DLSR, decent lens, stands etc. will run to the better part of $1000.
     
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    ok I think I will go with a nikon d40 they are 450 on walmart, I seen one refurbished on ebay for 280 but thats not an option right? and as far as lighting what will I need exactly as I will try to buy them a couple items at the time, thanks in advance
     
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    I think you may need to go read up on studio lighting and equipment -- forums are not always the best place to start. I'd google around and learn a lot more before you start buying things -- you don't want to spend money on something you don't need, or which isn't right for you.
     

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