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Off Camera Lighting System

jebuskrust

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Together with my fiance, have been looking over some of the great works of Rick Nunn

We were thinking as part of our continuous chase in proving our photography skills, to slowly start building a starter kit (medium sized umbrella, strobe, flash, etc) and do it in our spare room in our apartment - figured it will be fun starting making some funny portraiture.

However, I find it quite difficult to manage a remote trigger for the flash, without having a HOT SHOE on my NEX.

So far I couldn't find any decent materials connected with NEX. Therefore, anyone who can shed some light here and his experience with off camera lights would be HIGHLY appreciated.
 

Tymoe

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Bugleone

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If you are learning about lighting you might be better off with a continuous light system to begin with. Try a halogen security light. These are very inexpensive and can usually be bought at any street market. They come in sizes from 120 watts to about 500 watts. They do put out some heat but you can move the lights while watching the shadows and highlights on the subject, and the lights don'e usally have to be on for a great length of time. For starting off, try one light and a white cardboard reflector,....use the halogen as the modelling light and fill the shadows with the reflected light....
 

jebuskrust

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Yes Bugleone, thanks - I already have that in mind. I will scout the local market here on Saturday morning. However I have to say that here in Cyprus we have only couple (and i mean couple..) of real photography gear stores, where you can find mainly memory cards, rucksacks and tripods only.....

I will keep looking :)
 

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