Just an open question for those who are expert in outdoor or indoor portrait, and of course also from the beginner whom has better experience than me.
Wanted to start learning portrait photography, I have a ton of question in my mind about the (most) important aspect of taking a good picture: the lighting techniques.
I read some photography course syllabus on the internet, and I found out that ALL of them highlight the important of lighting and, of course, the choice of lenses and model's pose. There are a lot of courses related to lighting for portrait photography, whether it is studio or outdoor, where they provide all lighting equipment you need.
Also in all the books I read, they always use heavy equipment for photography. So far I have read around 5 books I borrow from the library, and all of them are those portrait with a lot of lighting equipment such as flash diffuser, reflector, lighting stand, strobe, spotlight, light meter, background, and tons of more equipment.
However, let's face the reality. Most of us do not have such equipment. For me myself, I only have a DSLR, some lenses, 2 old flashes, an old tripod, some filters, and a PC flash cable.
Some of you might, or even would, tell me to rent lighting equipments, rent a studio, pay an assistant, etc. But hey, I am just an ordinary guy whom most money earned goes toward my household. I don't have such a luxury of spending money only for my spare time hobby.
To be honest, I believe that one should be able to produce a good quality photography even with only a camera and a lens. But so far no courses or books highlight this.
My questions are:
1. Does it mean that I will not be able to take a good portrait with a limited equipment?
2. Was my question no 1 the reason that there is no courses or books highlights this problem?
3. Is there any course that can help me to achive maximum result based only on the equipment I have?
4. Is there any of you out there who was just like me, but finally find an answer to this problem?
Well, thanks guys for your time reading some concern I have inside my tiny brain... and even smaller pocket