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Postby sugarlee » Sun Aug 10, 2008 6:50 pm

I'm looking into getting some studio lighting. I was just wondering what would be the best to start out with...that's not too expensive but something that is definitely needed. Also what lense would you recommend for a Nikon...then next up from the 18-55 mm? Anything would be helpful...thanks!
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Postby SlainteMhath » Tue Aug 12, 2008 10:54 pm

I'm curious about studio lighting/equipment as well. My brother just loaned me his 1.8 50mm which is apparently supposed to be a must have in any photographers bag and is excellent for portraits (I'm sure someone will correct me if I'm wrong). My experience with it so far is that it is fantastic! I also have a 55-200 with VR, but I don't think that would be ideal for shooting in a studio setting. But I love the lens.
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Postby admin » Wed Aug 13, 2008 5:51 am

Katie - how does the softbox work?
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Postby SlainteMhath » Wed Aug 13, 2008 8:24 am

Yeah, I wanted to know a little more about the soft box as well. I think I know how it works??? But not sure...
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Postby AmandaP » Wed Aug 13, 2008 9:10 am

A soft box diffuses the light and makes it less harsh then just using a straight flash. I agree that this is the way to go on a budget. I dont do much studio, so my opinion is limited.

As far as a lens, I agree, 50 mm is a must have! I have the 1.4 and its worth every cent. Most of my photos are taken with it and everything i take indoors is done with the 50 mm.
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Postby AmandaP » Wed Aug 13, 2008 9:12 am

here's a great description on how they work... incudes good photos and great technical info.

http://www.photoflexlightingschool.com/How_Products_Work/Understanding_How_Soft_Boxes_Work__Part_2/index.html
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