DSLR Newbie Guidance - First Flash

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Sailor Blue
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Re: DSLR Newbie Guidance - First Flash
In reply to eldreams, 11 months ago

eldreams wrote:

Sailor Blue wrote:

KISS

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Living and loving it in Bangkok, Thailand. Canon 7D - See the gear list for the rest.

Perfect response! I believe I'm thinking way too much into this due to my lack of experience.

I think I'm going to start off simple with

  • Yongnuo YN568EX Flash for Nikon 169.99usd
  • 5 in 1 Reflector Kit 35.00usd
  • Either a long sync cord ~20$ or Yongnuo YN622N i-TTL pair of triggers for $80.99

At most I think this is around 286.00. Flash meter is too expensive right now. I'll use shade/angles/bounce/rim lighting to accomplish what I can for now and at the same time learn until I know what I NEED not WANT for next year. What do you guys think about this?

Sounds like a good plan to me.

Sync cords are a huge tripping hazard, and if someone trips over a cord the result can be that your camera gets ripped out of your hands.  The results aren't pretty.  Go with RF triggers.

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