Lighting gear can get really expensive really quick. $500 for a speedlight, $300 for a softbox, $100 for a light stand and mounting device. Already, that’s almost a grand for one of the most simple lighting setups out there.
Not all strobes shots need to be big budget though. Photographer Matt Granger has shared a video showing how it’s possible to achieve an impressive off-camera flash portrait for only a tenth of the above example.
For the shoot, Granger uses nothing more than a cheap Yongnuo flash, an affordable light stand and a very small, basic speedlight softbox.
Throughout the five minute video, Granger shares how it’s possible to achieve quality off-camera lighting with minimal capital. It’s a great watch for strobists new and old.