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    Lighting Suggestions

    Hi. Ive been on here for a while now, looking at most posts, and may I say learning alot.

    I would like to buy some kind of studio lighting. I am only an amateur and I think that some king of lighting equipment would really help take my photography to the next level. I dont need anything overly extravagant.

    I only want to spend $200 and under. I think this is a reasonable amount to spend for my level of photography. Im trying to really improve my portraiture photography and new born photography.

    Any suggestions about what others think I will need, or what i definitely should stay away from will be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks Steph
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    I'd reccommend getting a Yongano yn460 II or 2 they're ebay cheapies, but they work ($50 ea)
    a set of rf-02's flashy transmittery thingies- also ebay cheapies but they work up to 100 mtrs ($75 for transmitter and 2 recievers)
    and a couple of light stands. $130 for ebay chineese knock offs with brollies and flash brackets.

    You will be a little over the budget for 2 lights, but it's a start and good for practising with.
    Greg Bartle,
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    Thanks Greg, I will check them out.

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    what gear do u have now?

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    Get 2 or 3 desk/bed lamps and set them up where you want them, play with different powered globes. A cheap starting point.
    Keith.

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    You could get away with one Yongano flash with umbrella and a piece of foam core board as a reflector on the other side. Foam core is about $8 at officeworks and works well. You won't get as strong a light using the board but you can vary the amount of fill by moving the board closer and further away from the subject.

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