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Dec 04, 2014 21:06 |  #1

My husband gifted me with alien bees busy bees studio light kit. I've been using them but am looking for a tutorial on studio lighting and or reading material for guidance. Any suggestions?




  
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Dec 04, 2014 21:09 |  #2
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What are you shooting?


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Dec 04, 2014 21:14 |  #3

Portraits, mainly family members until I understand it all better. Im also wanting to shoot my mother in law's oil paintings to share with the extended family in digital and a sofa book.




  
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Dec 04, 2014 21:33 |  #4
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The book Light Science and Magic (external link) should be your first stop.


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Dec 04, 2014 21:35 |  #5

I'm looking for it. Thanks.




  
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Dec 04, 2014 21:39 |  #6
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I found this other one useful as well: Minimalist Lighting... (external link)

I borrowed it from the public library. The first one I recommended, I'd purchase it (I did).


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Dec 04, 2014 21:42 |  #7

Go to you tube. Start with
Joel Grimes lit up (seversl videos) then just start searching and surfing through studio lighting videos. You will see lots of different ways to light things, dont get too caught up in a single method or presenter, start nting what they have in common.




  
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Dec 04, 2014 22:00 |  #8

Thanks again!




  
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Dec 04, 2014 22:02 |  #9

That's an awesome gift!


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Dec 05, 2014 00:59 |  #10

This may help as well. http://www.strobist.bl​ogspot.ca/ (external link)




  
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Dec 05, 2014 06:58 as a reply to  @ drvnbysound's post |  #11

It was last year Christmas present. Been playing around with it but want to get serious, serious enough to ask for help.




  
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Dec 05, 2014 07:14 |  #12

Fransee wrote in post #17313237 (external link)
It was last year Christmas present. Been playing around with it but want to get serious, serious enough to ask for help.

Strobist has lighting 101 which is a good tutorial. It's based on small speedlights, but can be adapted to larger lights. It's free and will keep you reading for a while.


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Dec 05, 2014 08:13 |  #13

It's all downhill from here, from a checkbook standpoint! :)

Now you will need backdrops and stands, then continuous lighting if you want to wash out the backdrops, flash stands for remote triggering of flashes too potentially, then props for the subject material, etc.

Great gift though, I am still too cheap, and am using 580EXIIs on stands and softboxes with YungNuo ETTL triggers. :D


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Dec 05, 2014 08:24 |  #14

Actually my whole family is supporting me in this new journey. Was also gifted from kids backdrop stands and have purchases a backdrop from a POTN seller. Someone suggested starting a wish list, I did, and it came true! On this journey, one can make a lot of wishes....




  
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Dec 06, 2014 13:26 as a reply to  @ Alveric's post |  #15

Should I get in book form or kindle or does it make a difference?




  
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