do I need to use a speedlight for this type of still life photo

Started Apr 11, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Re: do I need to use a speedlight for this type of still life photo
In reply to drh681, Apr 11, 2013

You definitely don't need flash for still life. I recently ran a 'how-to' evening at the local camera club. It was entitled 'The DIY Studio'. I bought two clip-on lights, costing about 5 euro apiece and put the rest of the setup together using 'stuff' from around my home.

I took along a few bits and pieces from home as subjects and asked the members to bring things they wanted to shoot but didn't know how. I managed to satisfy them that home studios don't need to cost much and that there is precious little you can't photograph with a bit of thought about lighting.

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