I am transforming a basement room into a photo studio. I will be doing people portraits and using backdrops. I plan on trying many different shots... from high key to low light bodyscapes.
From what I've read here and elsewhere, it seems like I should head into the flash/strobe direction over continuous lights.
I’m looking at some kits, but they all seem inadequate in many ways. I’m at a crossroads and would like to know if there are any kits that are worth their price and have
- umbrellas or soft boxes
- flash triggers and receivers
- black/white/green backdrops w/ stands
- stands for all the stuff.
... or do I go piecemeal and get each item separately?
I want to aim for quality, but keep everything to a reasonable price for my first studio setup. And I can always upgrade parts later, when and where they're needed or wanted.