If you do not have any lighting equipment for shooting products, we have compiled 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.
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IMPACT MONOLIGHT KIT $850.00
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
1 24 x24 light box
Larger Light Box: 36 x 48” $124
I also use SKB Hard Golf cases from the golf shop to carry stuff around and it holds all stands, boxes, umbrellas.
You can have a low budget approach with one grid and clamp it to your reflector with a spring clamp. (I have done this a million times) or a complete kit with reflector.
Single 7” grid $29.95
Complete kit: Bowens grid reflector and 2 grid spots $176
PHOTOGENIC MONOLIGHT KIT $985.00
This Kit is higher budget and includes most everything:
3 320 ws mono lights
3 light stands
This kit also needs:
Large Light Box 36 x 48” $124
Speed ring to attach light box http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/404320-REG/Photogenic_907577_Speed_Ring_for_Photogenic.html/BI/7592/KBID/8120
2 more large light stands for your background support if you want to use my home made system shown in lesson 1. Stands are $39 each: http://www.bhphotovideo.com/find/itemIncDetails.jsp/sku/253069/is/REG/type/acc/BI/7592/KBID/8120
This complete background kit $99.99
Manfrotto Portable Light Boom $109
Manfrotto Super Boom $500
1 SEAMLESS paper background WHITE
1 SEAMLESS paper background GREY
A flash meter to measure your strobe exposures.
Sekonic 308 $240
Pocket Wizard Plus III
You need at least two: one on camera, one on a strobe. If you have more strobes they should have a photo cell in them that will see the first strobe fire and they will fire. You can have a PW on every strobe if you wish.
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
Interfit Reflector panels $87
Manfrotto Extra Heavy Duty 12’ Light Stand
Manfrotto Medium Stand 9’
Manfrotto Short/Background Stand
Short 2’ – 6’ Light Stand