Lighting on a budget

Discussion in 'Beyond the Basics' started by denawayne, Apr 21, 2010.

  1. denawayne

    denawayne TPF Noob!

    Feb 11, 2010
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    Long Beach, CA
    And when I say budget, I mean low budget. Here's my setup so far. I have a Nikon D40, an SB400 speedflash with off camera sync cord, an umbrella on a tripod, and a couple of muslim backdrops.

    I'm actually getting some decent shots but I really need to add a flash. Can somebody point me in the right direction to obtaining a cheap flash and slave for my second light. Maybe I can find something on Ebay for a low price.

    I'm trying to photograph my children if that makes a difference.

  2. Derrel

    Derrel Mr. Rain Cloud

    Jul 23, 2009
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    Uh, I think you've probably got "muslin" backdrops, right??? As far as an inexpensive flash and a remote trigger, eBay would be a good source. Some of the better web sites, like are also an excellent source for information and product ideas.

    Not sure if you have seen the blog--that also has a lot of information. The forum here also has a number of members like Village Idiot and Big Mike who are a wealth of information on off-camera flash equipment, references, and techniques, so look for their posts.

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