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Offline Kenneth Armstrong

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Re: Advice needed: How to make your own softbox.
« Reply #15 on: January 10, 2015, 02:49 PM »
I recommend buying the best you can afford.

The great thing about light stands and umbrellas, etc is that even the cheap ones never go "bad" (unless they break). The umbrella and stand you buy today can work as a secondary light source later when you buy something else like a softbox.

My "tickle trunk" is full of gear from when I started out but now serves as backup and secondary equipment.


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Offline Jimmy Jeong

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Re: Advice needed: How to make your own softbox.
« Reply #16 on: January 10, 2015, 04:09 PM »
One thing I always recommend to photographers is to rent the gear rather than going into debt. You can rent two stands and two shoot thru umbrellas for next to nothing.


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Offline Fred Lum

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Re: Advice needed: How to make your own softbox.
« Reply #17 on: January 10, 2015, 07:30 PM »
and they're cheap enough to buy that they're always ready if you find you need to throw some illumination. May not need them often but they're life savers. Hi iso can only do so much...


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Offline David Buzzard

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Re: Advice needed: How to make your own softbox.
« Reply #18 on: January 12, 2015, 09:54 PM »
My stand and soft box live in the trunk of my car.  I use them every chance I get.


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