I know there are discussions from the forum on lighting suggestions, but I want some expert advice on the best next steps for my current gear. I know many of the experienced members of this forum will have an opinion based on their own experience. I have a Nikon D800 and SB 700 speed light. I recently picked up a 85mm 1.8G and have been dabbling in some portraits and I find it really enjoyable. Although the SB 700 mounted on camera is working well, I also want some creative flexibility with my lighting options. I have been reading strobist.blogspot.ca and have been inspired to start taking my lighting to the next level
1) I am considering the basic light stand + shoot through or reflective umbrella kits for starters. There are many kits available. Does anyone have a kit they would highly recommend (preferably via B&H)?
2) Also The site suggests using a PC sync cord, but the SB700 doesn't have one. I have been testing the SB 700 off camera using the pop-up flash (on the camera body) to trigger it, but I am realizing that I am going to be running into all sorts of line of sight issues. How do people overcome this? I have been looking into wireless triggers & receivers, but I don't know much about it. I have also read I can get another SB 700 and use it as commander. Is that better?
TLDR: 1) Please recommend a good shoot-through umbrella compact kit (preferably through B&H) 2) Best way to trigger off-camera flash? Wireless trigger/receiver? A second SB 700?