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Tatiana99
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Apr 23, 2015 13:01 |  #1

I want to get a basic not expensive starter lighting set up for taking picture of my newborn at home. I have a Canon T4i and Speedlight 430EX. I've been reading about lighting a bit but get more and more confused. Light stands, brackets, umbrellas... What do I need? Could someone list the items I need for a basic cheap set up (but one that doesn't fall on my newborn).
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Apr 23, 2015 16:42 |  #2

http://www.bhphotovide​o.com …t_Zack_Arias_1_​Light.html (external link)

This kit is popular for people starting out.


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Apr 24, 2015 06:25 |  #3

I'd suggest learning to bounce your flash before buying new gear like light stands and modifiers. With some experimentation and practice you can achieve really nice results, while developing more understanding about how light behaves and what sort of extra gear might best meet your needs a bit further down the track.

This website is a great place to start learning about lighting, and especially bounce flash:

http://neilvn.com …h-photography-techniques/ (external link)

Best of luck with it all.


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Apr 24, 2015 08:23 |  #4

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Apr 24, 2015 08:39 |  #5

The strobist site has a good bit of info about off camera flash too...with recommendations on cheaper gear to get started.

http://www.strobist.bl​ogspot.com/ (external link)




  
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