One light, two light, three light, four!

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  1. Village Idiot

    Village Idiot No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    So for the people that use speedlights, how many do you normally use when shooting?

    I have three and I'm picking up one more to have a full set, but honestly, I find myself using one light and some non powered modifiers most of the time. On occasion, I'll bust out a snooted light for the hair or a flash behind the person for a rim light, but lately that's not been the case.

    So what's your typical setup when you're going into a shoot?
     
  2. JimmyO

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    One, sometimes 2.
     
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    As many as it takes for me to get the look/feel that I want.

    I have 5 light sources available to me and how many I use depends on what I want to acheive. There are many looks and feels to lighting and many ways to get things done.
     
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    I agree with jerry i have over ten lights but the most I think I have ever used in one shoot was 5 ,and it seems that 3 is a good all around # of lights to have that will play together
     

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