|10th of January 2009 (Sat)||#1|
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Southeast Missouri
Need help, noob here to flash photography
Hey guys, I'm new to off camera flash photography and really want to get going with the least amount of money spent if possible. I know that's probably been said 100 times, well, there was 101.
I have a Canon 40D with a 580exii flash. I have a homemade reflector with I've used while the flash was on camera, with pretty good results I might add.
I want to do some small portrait work and get the hang of using my flash off camera before adding another. I want to do all this, so, please give ideas for what exactly I need to purchase.
links helpful, appreciate it!
|10th of January 2009 (Sat)||#2|
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Northern Illinois, US
Re: Need help, noob here to flash photography
Your camera and flash both have PC sockets. So all you need to connect your flash off-camera is something like this:
Any male-male PC cord can work, but I highly recommend the screwlock type for superior reliability.
You'll also want a light stand, an umbrella, and a swivel bracket like this:
For your first umbrella, I would suggest a white convertible in the 42" neighborhood.
You can probably get this all done for under $100.
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