This holiday season, I've made a project for myself in getting started with strobist photography.
So far, all I have in terms of strobist equipment is a Nikon D80 and a Nikon SB-800. I've previously used the flash off-camera by putting it on a table or another flat surface. However, after reading Lighting 101 at Strobist, I want to make the jump to light stand and umbrella.
As I'm just getting started, here's what I'm looking for in a light stand and an umbrella:
- somewhat reliable - doesn't haven't to be perfect, but should be stable