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Old Jul 29, 2008, 8:17 PM   #1
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i know this is a wide-open question with wide-open answers, but here goes: I just ordered a Rebel Xsi. If i want to do portraits (or portrait-quality) with it, what would a basic setup be comprised of? would a speedlight be enough? or do i need the diffuser umbrella setup? what cameras do portrait pros use? i know its not the camera that makes the shot, but just asking for some info. and possibly a website that may answer some of these questions. thx
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Old Jul 30, 2008, 5:36 AM   #2
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The camera will be fine. Much of portrait work is about lighting, posing and backgrounds. I would suggest looking in the Studio Lighting, Flash and Others sectin of this site - there is a sticky post with a lot of helpful reads. And you'll find a lot of folks in that forum that enjoy portrait photography and can give you good advice on what a good setup is to get started.
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