Members, I am looking at setting up a small home studio for hobby purposes and wanted some help. I plan on using speedlights for a variety of reasons I can get into if anyone asks. I am looking the using the following for basic portrait shoots:
D90 with either the 35mm 1.8 or 50mm 1.4
2xSB600s off camera using the D90 as the master
2 umbrellas with stands (or would light boxes be better)?
rolled paper, canvas, or muslin white and black backdrops (which is better?).
The room is about 12' by 10' by 8' (H) with no natural light.
I already have the camera lenses and one SB600 so would simply have to get a second one with all the other studio accessories. It looks like I can build the whole setup for 600 bucks with another 300 for shipping.
For those of you that may bring up strobes and monolights, I live in the Middle East where the power source is 220v, which eliminates any ac powered lights that Adorama or B and H sells. Battery ones were way over budget. I am going to check local prices tonight at the one shop in the country, but I have a feeling they are going to be way out of my league.