A&P Outdoor Glam lighting & External flash

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  1. Creator

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    Outside - slightly shaded area so no direct sun, earlish or lateish in the day (iE not mid day) ... what kind of lighting do you need? Will a bounce board do the trick or do you need a softbox or the like?

    Also whats the story with external flashes that you mount on pods? What's it cost to get that going on a 20d?
     
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    A chimera or umbrella would work best but bouncing a strobe off of a white board will work too. You just won't have as much control.

    If by "pods" you mean a flash bracket, you can pick them up for anywhere between $15-$75
     
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    So setup a light with an umbrella? What kind of light? And I'm guessing i'd need more than just one, right? Back light (Which maybe can be the sun?) and..?

    I'm not really sure what I mean about the brackets... I want to get some external flashes (What kind/where do you buy/how much?) and then need something to mount them on.
     
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    At some point I'd love to do some Gurrell esque shots but thats probably not for now
     
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    A small battery powered strobe or two is all you need. You can buy one for around $80ea. (sunpack 383's are good, cheap lights) You then get an umbrella/stand bracket that mounts on a standard light stand and holds the strobe and umbrella together. I have four strobes that I use for location lighting plus a small softbox.

    Check out www.adorama.com. I buy most of my stuff from them. Here's a partial list of what I bought and prices.

    2-universal swivel holders 40.84
    3-Pocket Wizard transceivers $538.03 (to remotely fire the strobes-expensive but worth it)
    2-pocket wizard sunpak to miniphone cord $45.75
    2-Sunpack 383 strobe lights $160
    1-Canon 580EX flash $350
    Photoflex litedome kit $142.51

    I already had another strobe, light stands and umbrellas.

    You don't have to go the same route I did. Start with one strobe and build from there.
     
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    :bigthumb::bigthumb: Got it. Now its time to keep my eye on craigslist
     
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    Elinchrom Style 400BX Complete Kit, with 2 Monolights, 2 Umbrellas, Monolight Case, Stands & Stand Bag ($1350 new at Samys). Also included are a 36" by 48" Westcott softbox ($240) and a 42" silver/gold photoflex collapsible reflector ($70). This is a great kit, is in absolutely great condition, has been used only two or three times and is over $1650 worth of kit for $1300. I'm going to New York for college and can't take the kit with me.
     
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    1 - 300ws strobe with 6in reflector, 2 sec recharge time
    1 - 5 foot softbox with gold and silver liners, 2 diffusers and carrying bag
    1 - 10 foot light stand, black satin finish

    For $300 - But that wouldnt really work for outdoor right
     
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    don't forget you can rent lighting kits from samys or calumet photo down there
     
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    personally I use as much natural light as possible, especially outside.

    sunset or open shade + a large reflector ftw
     
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    Yah maybe Ill get a reflector and see where that goes :)

    It's easy to start blowing all your money on this stuff :eek:
     

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