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Old 12-06-2006   #1
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I'm new to studio attempt photography and new to this forum.* I'm hoping to get some feedback on my set up

I just bought this house and until I finish the basement I was hoping to do some studio work.* It is a 1500 sq ft room so the possibilities are endless.* I'm looking at doing full body shots.* I have foamcore nailed to the 8' ceiling for now.* Using a D50 with SB800 attached to camera(waiting for SC-29 cord to arrive soon). Sb600 attached to 42" silver umbrella,* 42" square silver reflector, 32" white umbrella.* Attached to Sb800 I have Lumiquest softbox.* Omnibounce on the SB600.

Biggest question is what type background I should go with?* As you can see I have a queen size bed sheet pinned to the insulted wall.* Wondering if white is easier to work with?

Working with Nikon CSL* system, is there a way to control the SB600 as far as ev is concerned.* I have the SB800 working on the camera as the commander and can control flash level on it but unable to figure out how to change the SB600.* Hope that makes sense. Thanks for any help you can offer.

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Old 12-06-2006   #2
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Also I've seen some work done with hair lights that I really like. Just wondering what type of bulb is used for this and are they bought solely from camera shops or can they be bought anywhere?
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Adjust the SB-600's power in the same way you control it on the SB-800, except make sure you choose the correct group. The LCD on the SB-800 should be displaying your different light groups: M for Master (the SB-800), and then there are some numbered groups under it. Figure out which one your SB-600 is in, and simply highlight the group and adjust the EV.
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I have never understood why anyone would buy more than one "hot shoe" type D/C powered flash unit for studio shooting. I bought one for my weddings, and it was almost $500.00. I could get about three or four cheap A/C powered flash units to use in the studio for that much momney and they have "nice" things like a modeling light and they are real easy to attach to a light stand. No batteries to replace ever either, and they have gobs of power.

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For strictly studio work, it doesn't make much sense. But to be able to carry the whole thing in a gym bag to wherever, the portability is great. I have two 430EX and one 580EX, two compact bogen stands, a few umbrellas, bogen super clamps, and some other odds and ends, and I can carry all this in a bag that weighs about 5 lbs. to any destination I feel like. If I were setting up a dedicated studio, I'd be looking at the equipment you mentioned.
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White Lighting Studio Lights are great. Go online to WhiteLighting.com. They have modeling lights and what you see is what you get. Umbrellas or softboxes it's up to you.
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Let's get the URL right.

White Lightning: Professional Photographic Flash Units and Accessories : Home Page


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