So many of us feel like we need to have the latest and greatest gear to get the images we want when in fact a lot can be done with what we have.  I was given this shoot as an assignment four years ago and it taught me a lot. This was shot with my first DSLR and a used lens I purchased from a friend.  I did not own any lighting equipment, umbrellas or even an external flash at this point. 

https://photofocus.com/2017/05/20/make-it-work-with-the-tools-you-have/