I'm new to the forum, so hello all first.
I'm a new happy owner of a canon 40D + 18-55mm kit lens + 50mm/1.8.
my main interest is to learn fashion photography, indoor & outdoor portraits & full height.
I understand lighting is key (after talent, hardwork, and experience), and would like to know what is the basic lighting equipment to consider for indoor/studio shoots. what are the simple things that are making a real difference.
I have a hand-held white/silver reflector, and I'm thinking of getting a few cheap DIY shop type lights to start setting up a simple home studio.
what do you think should be on top of the shopping list ?
does getting an umbrella kit make sense ?
what about flashes / specialised lights ?
any shop/internet outlet to recommend for decently priced accessories ?
I'm really into a learning mode, so keep it coming !