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lights I should buy on a very limited budged?


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Posted 09 September 2010 - 09:56 AM

I have just recently moved into an apartment that has allowed me the room for a small photography studio space. I am a college student and lack funding but I want to turn this room into a small studio. Does anyone have any advice on lights I should buy on a very limited budged?

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Posted 20 September 2010 - 12:20 PM

Well you have two options
1) Go for strobes, can't remember what camera were you using, but well... Basically: get some flashguns, wireless transmitters and receivers from aftermarket, they'll do the trick. You can check out strobist.com for advice on them. And you can build light modifiers on you own for them. diyphotography can help you with these.

2) Studio flashes, which may be more expensive and require more expensive extras. Can't help you with advice on these...

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Posted 27 December 2010 - 08:26 AM

Here is a really good system to get you started on a really low budget.

http://www.estudioli...it_924_prd1.htm

Photo Basics uLite Umbrella Kit 500watts very good to start with.

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Posted 09 January 2011 - 01:06 AM

I agree, umbrellas or softboxes are probably the cheapest you can get for a limited budget. I got a backdrop, backdrop stand, two softboxes and boom stand for under $300. I would also recommend a diffuser/reflector; these are great, especially in small spaces where you may not have enough room for lots of lights. You can also get diffuser/reflector screens that come with stands or different covers so you can switch from silver to gold to black whenever you want.

If you're really poor, there's nothing wrong with diffusing your lighting with a hanging sheet.

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Posted 10 February 2011 - 02:17 PM

If your really creative, I would suggest you give the DIY projects a shot. I created my own lights and even a Ring Flash and they work great. I dont use them everywhere I go but they get the work done.

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Posted 04 March 2011 - 07:33 PM

One of my twitter friends David wrote a little blurb on homemade lights. I think I'm going to give it a try myself. Be sure to keep a fire extinguisher handy! haha

Here's the post http://davidsword.ca...made-hot-light/




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