First time with lights: Continuos or Strobe?

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  1. dizzyg44

    dizzyg44 TPF Noob!

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    As the title says............

    I'm looking into purchase some lighting (on a tight budget of course)

    Which is best to start out on at first?

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  2. Johnboy2978

    Johnboy2978 No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    depends on what you're shooting really. Almost always, the recommendation would be for strobe though. Continuous are good for still life though. Otherwise, the benefit of strobe is that it produces no heat for the subject, thus making it more comfortable as well as safer. You also have more consistent color temperature with a strobe and more consistent results. It takes a lot of high watt continuous lights to achieve the same results as a flash. There are many other reasons for strobe over continuous but there are a few instances where you can get by with hot lights.
     
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    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I agree with that. Unless you are strictly shooting inanimate objects, strobes are a better option.
     

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