Camera and lighting kit suggestions, please.
August 29, 2007 5:22 PM Subscribe
If you were going to start shooting pictures for an alt weekly/A&E publication, what kinda of gear would you get?
posted by Brandon Blatcher to media & arts (5 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
What camera would you get, what filters, what portable lighting system? The sky isn't the limit, say 2k total, so any suggestions?
All of this is for shooting for a weekly publication, usually done on regular and ultrabright newsprint stock.
For the SLR, I mean shoots well in the dark, has complete manual control and good auto settings, more than the usual 3x zoom, comes with a good lens, and enables you to swap out lenses for eventual upgrade to telephoto lens.
For the lighting system, something with a battery and hopefully 3 lights that can be packed down into an included case for getting those beautiful on location shots of the interviewee.
If you can recommend a good handheld flash (the type you stick on the camera and can adjust the angle of the flash) would be cool too.
The camera would be used in variety of settings, from shooting bands, to various events at various speeds at various times of the day.