So, My lighting purchase is complete for now.
I picked up an SB-900 (The Master Blaster)
Then an SB-700 (which has me wondering if I needed the 900)
Then the SU-800 to rule them all –
This plus a stand, two umbrellas (reflective black / silver and a translucent white) and a selection of gels.
That completes a basic kind of minimum lighting set up. I have some seamless on the way as well as a hand held reflector / diffuser.
I have been rolling through some class work on Lynda.com and need to shout out to Jim Sugar and Ben Long – Worth a sign up to Lynda if you are not a member. Ben is perhaps the most well spoken presenter of any courseware up there and I have over 220 hours of course work viewed. I have also been browsing Ken Rockwell’s pages. Great information, but that site could use some design work. If you are a bicyclist, Ken Rockwell is to photography as Sheldon Brown was to bicycles.
The fall is a season of great light. Long shadows, foliage, and seasonal subjects.
Light’s what you make it.