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Old Apr 17, 2011, 8:56 AM   #1
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I've been shooting panoramas and landscapes ever since I bought my T2i in August.
Now, I'm starting to get into indoor photography and the first thing I need it lighting.
I believe I know enough about lighting in general, but I am clueless about things like umbrellas, softboxes, light projectors, etc.
I'm going to be creating a layout with a white background for photographing small things like computer parts, and also hopefully getting into portraits!
Any help is greatly appreciated!
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Old Apr 17, 2011, 6:51 PM   #2
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FYI:
http://www.photoflexlightingschool.com/
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U7LSnYgOc-A
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Old Apr 18, 2011, 2:05 AM   #3
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Thank you, but I'm looking for straight up product suggestions.

There are simply too many items on the market and it would take me weeks to filter through them with my utter lack of knowledge.

After checking our your links, I am pretty sure I want a softbox.
But the ones used in the video are 400$ a piece - way out of my price range.

There are also so many kinds...
http://www.photoflexlightingschool.c...obe/index.html

I just feel lost and need someone to walk me towards something I can manage.
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Do you have a light source already that you want to augment or are you looking at an entire setup which is more manageable cost wise when bought as a package?
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