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Old November 17th, 2005, 11:01 AM
ajklemish ajklemish is offline
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Hi! I have been doing photography for friends and family since I attended photography school five years ago. It is time that I make this into a business. I have always done outside photos, not having studio equipment. I have a Rebel XT, and I need to know what kind of lights you experts recommend. What about wedding lighting? Can I use the same lights? Can I do this for about $800? Any other advice about getting started is welcomed! Thank you!

These are two kits that I was looking at. Thanks again for your time.

http://cgi.ebay.com/PRO-4-LIGHT-KIT-...QQcmdZViewItem

http://cgi.ebay.com/1000-W-S-3-LIGHT...QQcmdZViewItem
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Old November 17th, 2005, 12:12 PM
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I can highly recommend www.alienbees.com They have great equipment and the absolute best in customer service.
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Old November 17th, 2005, 04:42 PM
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I would also recommend the alienbees.

That is what we use in our studio and they work great.

I am always leary of any add that uses the word pro 100 times.
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Old November 18th, 2005, 09:43 AM
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I have looked at those before. Thank you for the advice. My next question is, how many watts do I need for studio and wedding work? Can I use the same set of lights for both? Thank you!
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Old November 18th, 2005, 11:05 AM
william zoran william zoran is offline
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When i was starting out i emailed a number of photographers for advice. A few responded and were most helpful. Chris Fawkes probably gave me the best information re getting and booking clients.
It will probably pay off to make a list of the most perinent questions relating to starting your business then doing that. Just expect some negative response from those who think you should not ask, however still a worthwhile exercise for getting info from those who do like to help.
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