I’m looking to improve my lighting setup. I guess I should start by saying that I shoot nearly all glamour/nude style photography, and I’m almost always shooting indoors. Till this point, my lighting setup has been two AB400’s and a pair of umbrellas. I’m going to buy more lighting equipment, but I haven’t had any experience using the various types of lighting options (other than what I currently have), so I’m a bit unsure of what I should purchase next.
What I was thinking of doing is adding two more Alienbees to my setup (prob another 400 & an 800), adding a large reflector, and incorporating softboxes. This is where my confusion comes in. I don’t know if I should get just one softbox, or if I should get more than one, or if I should go with the octabox style (which I hear so many people love) vs the regular style, etc. I’ve also seen photos that were shot with a ring flash that I really liked, and was thinking of getting one of these as well. But I don’t know if it would be worth the expense, especially if I can achieve the kind of photos I want without it. So, I’m quite confused as to what my next step is at this point.
I want my photos to look as good as these: Link NSFW http://www.labatidora.net …=jenyamet10122008&idi=ing
Now I may not have the skills to produce photos like these yet, but at least I should be able to get the lighting right!
Now here’s a link to a couple of pics I posted of my own work. https://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthread.php?t=626926
I know my framing was off here, but it’s the lighting I really want help on right now.