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Old 04-16-2008, 07:06 AM
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It depends so much on what exactly it is that you want to do. I'm not quite sure what you mean with "modeling photography".. Fashion? Portraits? Fashion can be so many things - and so can portraits.

Also - you sound like money is not an issue? If that's the case I'd go for a Hasselblad H2 with a Phase One P45+ digital back or a H3D, then a bunch of Broncolor lights and generators with an assorted range of softboxes, "dishes" and so on and/or probably a range of Chimera stuff as well. Then a Mac Pro for shooting tethered and of course an Eizo ColorEdge monitor. And of course a wide range of booms, and other lighting supports. Then you can start worrying about various stuff - backgrounds, stuff to help posing (chairs, boxes etc.), effects and so on and so on. That it just off the top of my head and just to make it clear that you'll have to prioritize what you really want to do - otherwise you'll spend what could've bought you a small country instead.
Yep!!!! What he said.....there's about well over $150K right there. And your gonna do local girls and people right, for what, a few hundred buck a sitting....yeah, your be off the ground in no time
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Old 04-18-2008, 06:35 AM
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Play nice! Encourage and REALLY help him as a few have done!
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Old 04-18-2008, 07:04 AM
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I was joking, ypou may want to look into the Paul Buff equipment, its very affordable and I have heard people really like it
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Old 04-18-2008, 07:25 AM
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Yes. Paul Buff has two lines. The Alien Bees and the White Lightning line. Alien Bees is their entry level stuff and you get a lot of output for the money.

These days, if I were looking for a lighting set up for a studio, I definitely would look at the continuous source lights and soft boxes from Westcott. The Spider Lights like the TD5's are very flexible. Can be adjusted easily and you can get to know what good lighting looks like.
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Old 04-18-2008, 08:38 AM
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I think you should buy this dvd "The Best of Dean Collins on Lighting" worth every penny.
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Old 04-18-2008, 08:44 AM
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I think you should buy this dvd "The Best of Dean Collins on Lighting" worth every penny.
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I was looking for a link? Not one I guess. I love DVD's and now online video classes at annual subscription prices (NAPP, Smart Shooter, Lydia.com etc,). Same stuff over and over, but after 50 + years I still love to hear the different approaches to the same and changing "rules".
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Old 04-18-2008, 08:47 AM
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http://www.learningbydvd.com/the-bes...SD&language=en

$200 shipped is a lot for 6 hours of instruction. But never having seen this one, I won't say any more. Any other reviewer opinions on this DVD series for those looking to learn? You can rent them here!

http://smartflix.com/cart/

Here is a pretty honest review from the Strobist site:
http://strobist.blogspot.com/2006/08...ollins-on.html

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Old 04-18-2008, 11:08 AM
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Here is a short course on the Kelby Training site. I think that you can get one month access to all their courses for $19.99 or $199 for a year. I have a one year and I do get a lot out of it. If you are a NAPP member, you get a further discount (about 10%). http://www.kelbytraining.com/?page=o...all-classes&id


Setting up a studio is the TITLE

Lesson 01 Introduction (1:03)
Lesson 02 Setting Up a Seamless Background (5:51)
Lesson 03 Introduction to Studio Flash (3:51)
Lesson 04 Softening the Light From Your Strobe (5:08)
Lesson 05 Trigger Your Flash (3:13)
Lesson 06 Positioning Your Light (5:23)
Lesson 07 Using a Light Meter (3:15)
Lesson 08 Composing Portraits (4:37)
Lesson 09 Using a Reflector as Your Second Light (3:52)
Lesson 10 Positioning the Hairlight, and Reflector (6:15)
Lesson 11 Using a Beauty Dish and a Fan (5:02)
Lesson 12 Dramatic Lighting for Portraits of Men (5:56)
Lesson 13 Creating a Custom White Balance and the Final Image (3:28)
Lesson 14 Adding a Background Grid Spot and Class Wrap-Up (6:13)
Lesson 15 Andy's Quick Tips: Picking Your Lights (0:36)
Lesson 16 Andy's Quick Tips: Making Your Own Lightstand (0:44)
Lesson 17 Andy's Quick Tips: Safety Chains (0:37)
Lesson 18 Andy's Quick Tips: Using Grid Spots (0:20)
Lesson 19 Andy's Quick Tips: Three Rules of Using C-Stand Booms (0:31)
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