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  1. SixShotEspressO

    SixShotEspressO TPF Noob!

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    2 SB700s.......... Check
    2 Umbrellas/stands (cheapo stuff).......Check
    D300 out of action (possible Shutter issues)
    D40x........Check

    I'm ready to start playing with lighting. I have a pair of wireless triggers but I'm kinda thinking I can just do remote flash with the D40's popup?

    Anywho, can any one turn me onto a training site that shows you how to setup/position your lights and subjects to achieve different affects?

    I know I dont have the best stuff right now but I kinda just want to get moving.

    I have a "nifty 50" which wont auto focus but shouldnt be an issue as I'd set up on a tripod. I guess I just need some assignments and guidance.

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  2. snowbear

    snowbear Oh Hai I iz Bear! Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I don't think the D40x pop-up will trigger the strobes - the original D40 doesn't. You may need the SU-800 command unit for that.
    Have you looked at The Strobist (http://strobist.blogspot.com)? It's a decent beginner's lighting site, especially with off camera flashes.
     
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  3. SixShotEspressO

    SixShotEspressO TPF Noob!

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    thanks this looks like what I need. I also just purchased "the Hotshoe Diaries" and think between the 2 sources I should be ok.
     
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    Dao No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Village Idiot No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Do the SB700s have an optical slave mode like the old sb28s? If so, the pop up will trigger them.


    Strobist: Lighting 101
     
  6. SixShotEspressO

    SixShotEspressO TPF Noob!

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    Yes, optical slave. I have used by NEX-5N to trigger them when I was playing around a few times
     
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    SixShotEspressO TPF Noob!

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    Thanks DAO!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    You tube is a great why to learn!! Iv been shooting for 6 years and I'm all self taught!

    If u really want to do it !
    You Will learn!
     
  9. SixShotEspressO

    SixShotEspressO TPF Noob!

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    So here is an update:

    First of all please forgive my lack of activity on the forums as my family and I recently moved back to the states from Spain.

    So here is the marginal progress I have made in my photography. I'm still having problems with my lighting.

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    Village Idiot No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Contact some other local photographers and see if they can't show you a thing or two. That's one of the best ways to learn.
     
  11. SixShotEspressO

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    will try to, I'm new to this area. Fam and I moved here 4 months ago.

    I just picked up a SB910 so this should help.
     

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