Scott Kelby’s Lighting Gear Week

Scott Kelby with Camera and Flash

Great news for studio lighting n00bs: Scott Kelby is doing a week of posts dedicated to nothing but lighting gear. If you’re new to DSLR shooting and as yet unfamiliar with studio lighting for location or in-studio photography, Scott’s “Lighting Gear Week” is sure to be of help.

Day One, which is today, starts off with a budget lighting setup for wedding or portrait location. Scott recommends a flash unit (SB-800 Speedlight for Nikon users and the 580 EX II for Canon shooters), a light stand, hot shoe adapter/swivel and a diffuser to spread and soften the light.

All in all a $375 setup for Nikon shooters and $475 for Canon users, for starters. But if you a have little more cash and you want more flexibility, Scott will take it up to the next level of lighting control. And that’s for tomorrow’s post.


Published by Chris Malinao

Chris teaches Lightroom as workflow software to photography students at the FPPF, Federation of Philippine Photographers Foundation. He also teaches smartphone photography.