My boyfriend has a pretty new Nikon camera that I’d like to use to take my photos.
I have spent hours trying to figure out what I absolutely need to take somewhat decent pictures in my apartment with artificial lighting, but there are so many options. I just launched my blog so I don’t want to spend lots of money on equipment right away until I’m actually making money, and I don’t have much room for equipment.
This blog post (https://saltpepperskillet.com/resources/flash-food-photography-reasons/) by Salt Pepper Skillet says this is recommended as a “starter kit”:
- Godox TT600 Speedlite Flash
- Godox Xpro-N TTL Wireless Flash Trigger Transmitter for Nikon
- Neewer 75″ Photography Light Stand
- Godox S-type Bracket Bowens Mount Holder for Speedlite Flash
- Godox 24″x24″/ 60cmx60cm Portable Collapsible Softbox
All of this is still hundreds of dollars. I could spend that, but I also want to see what I can get away with on a smaller budget. Has anyone tried to just use a ring light for still photography and had good results? I’m considering getting this one: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07P3HGX1P/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?smid=AHFGGDPINJXNW&psc=1
Any advice on this would be much appreciated!!
Michelle from eatlikeyoureonvacation