If you do not have any lighting equipment for photographing, we have complied a complete list of every you need to get started from lights, stands, umbrellas, and light boxes, to backgrounds, grids, wireless triggers, and more. You can pick and choose whatever you need.
(The following are recommendations only and do not imply any endorsement by Great Photography Courses, any guaranteed price, availability of products, any guarantee regarding quality of listed products, or guarantee any warranty of listed products.)
LIGHTING KITS AND ACCESSORIES-ARCHITECTURE
Please note: you will learn in this course that there are many ways to light interiors and one way is with strobes and umbrellas, or with flash units on one flash unit. PLEASE watch the course to decide what you want to use before spending a lot of money. The good part about owning strobes is you can photograph bigger spaces and also shoot port5raits, products, etc which is easier with strobes than flash.
IMPACT MONOLIGHT KIT $700.00
This Impact Kit from B&H is low budget and includes most everything:
2 400ws monolights
1 100ws monolight
A radio sender and receiver wireless trigger to fire the flash
2 10’ stands
1 background light stand
ELINCHROM MONOLIGHT KIT $1289
This Kit is higher budget and includes ALMOST everything:
2 250 ws monolights
2 light stands
1 silver umbrellas (not a good choice. Try to trade for white)
You might want one more:
1 more monolight Elinchrom 250 $500
You need color correction gels for each light so that means one of these kits for each monolight you have. $30 each
A flash meter to measure your strobe exposures.
Sekonic L-308X-U $240
Sandbags to hold your light stands from falling or blowing over. I have 8 of these. $19
Multi Cart for hauling your gear around $169
Shooting with Flash
You can use one flash or many and will fully understand once you watch this course. You can photograph with your Canon, Nikon, Sony, etc., flashes if you already have them.
I use three flashes with trigger for most of my interior shoots.
2 ea Yongnuo 600EXRT for Canon https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1316198-REG/yongnuo_speedlite_yn600ex_rt_essential_wireless.html/BI/7592/KBID/8120
1 ea Yongnuo 685 with wireless trigger for Nikon https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1247857-REG/yongnuo_yn685_wireless_ttl_speedlite.html/BI/7592/KBID/8120
1 ea add’l Yongnuo 685 for Nikon no trigger https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1247484-REG/yongnuo_yn685_n_yn685_wireless_ttl_speedlite.html/BI/7592/KBID/8120CB1130wo
One of the most popular flashes at this time is the Godox AD200. Most photographers using this flash, only use one flash and then process using the paint-with-light techniques demonstrated in this course.
Light stand (one each flash): http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/262758-REG/Impact_LS_6B_Light_Stand_Black.html/BI/7592/KBID/8120
Strobist lighting gels kit (get enough for all flashes): http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/649244-REG/Rosco_Strobist_55_Piece_Filter_Kit.html/BI/7592/KBID/8120
Brackets to mount flash to the light stand and so the umbrella can then be attached. Need one for each flash to attach to the light stand. http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/298709-REG/Impact_3117_Umbrella_Bracket.html/BI/7592/KBID/8120