D40 for studio portraits?

Started Nov 2, 2009 | Discussions thread
spbStan
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Re: D40 for studio portraits?
In reply to Dragonboy, Nov 3, 2009

The D40 is fine for a home studio application.

To control off-camera mounted speed lights use a cable adaptor on the flash shoe. You can get cheap flash units used for manual setting, 3-4 of them should be $25-50 each. Adding some easy to make accessories, light modifiers and stands and a backdrop you can do very well. There is a popular movement of using low powered speed lights in place of studio strobes for very flexible, portable and low cost studio work. Checkout the most popular web site/blog in this field:

http://strobist.blogspot.com/

There are lessons and examples, assignments and comments/discussions about the techniques. The highly portable and small size of the gear makes it very attractive for a lot of non-pros plus it is very low cost.
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