DSLR Equipment - special rules; read carefully!

Challenge #4 in the Who Knows... series. Hosted by blosshapperter.
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This is the last stage of the standard equipment series. Get out your bulky DSLR - excluding full formats. This challenge is post processing restricted still - but I will not check for it. Just be nice to your colleagues and don't cheat! This is a 'beginners challenge' hoping to attract some pros showing us how to do it right. We want to learn - please comment the pictures! Please be creative!
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"Cheap" Portraitry
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Showing that you don't need the most expensive equipment to create portraits. I used a Canon Rebel XS (about 5-600$ when I first bought it) with a 50mm f/1.8 II lens (100$) and two studio lights (unknown, they're my schools.)
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Submitted: Sunday, 13th January, 2013 00:52 (GMT)
Taken: Thursday, 10th January, 2013
Focal length: 50 mm
Shutter speed: 1/200 sec
Aperture: F1.8
ISO: 100
Notes: Straight from the camera. Only re-sized using Photoshop.
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