Recommended Gear

Recommended Camera Gear

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Camera Gear

Nikon entry level camera body

Great starter lens

Great Canon starter lens.

Next step lens.  Great all around lens.

Lighting Equipment

Perfect lighting kit for the smartphone/tablet photographer or the fancy camera user.  Everything you need right here...2 large stands, 1 small table top stand, 3 light bulb/umbrella adapters, 3 daylight balanced light bulbs, 2 white shoot through umbrellas, and carrying cases to keep them neat and tidy.  Or you can pick the individuals items below, but this is a better deal.  If you decide to get a fancy camera some day, all you would need is the speedlight flash and the speedlight adapter found below for this to work with fancy flash equipment.

Light stands to be used with an umbrella adapter, lightbulb or flash and umbrella or softbox.

5-in-1 reflector is useful for adding fill light to any scene or diffusing the light on your subject. 

Mini light stands for use with lighting tents or small lighting set ups.  

Light tent for use with a lighting setup and used for product photography or small lighting setups.  The small light seen directly above is recommended or the full lighting kit at the top.

White shoot through umbrella to be used with umbrella adapter, light stand and light source.  Perfect for smartphone/tablet photographers and fancy camera users.

Speed light/Flash for use with a light stand, umbrella adapter, white shoot through umbrella or soft box.  This is to be used with a fancy camera.

CLF bulb to be used with umbrella adapter, light stand and white shoot through umbrella or softbox.  Perfect for smartphone/tablet photographers and fancy camera users.

Softbox for use with a light bulb and light stand. Great for smartphone/tablet photographers and fancy camera users!

Umbrella adapter for use with a speedlight/flash, light stand and white shoot through umbrella.  This is for the fancy cameras.

Umbrella adapter- to be used with light stand, lightbulb, and white shoot through umbrella.  Perfect for smartphone/tablet photographers and fancy camera users.

Smartphone/Tablet Friendly

Background stand for holding background papers, vinyls, and canvases.

Paper backdrops perfect for anyone.

Cellphone and GoPro tripod

iPad/Tablet tripod mount

Cellphone adapter for full size tripod will work with either tripods on this page

Good entry level tripod

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