Opinions on this lighting set!!!!

Discussion in 'General Shop Talk' started by cameracrazymomma, Jan 6, 2008.

  1. cameracrazymomma

    cameracrazymomma TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Jun 16, 2007
    Messages:
    33
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    WV
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
  2. The Phototron

    The Phototron TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Jun 26, 2007
    Messages:
    948
    Likes Received:
    0
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    Do you have any idea about different lighting set ups? Like continuous and flash? Or monolight, generator, or battery-powered?

    Here's a link to a guide on lighting: http://photo.net/learn/studiolighting/

    You might find it helpful.
     
  3. nicfargo

    nicfargo TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Jan 4, 2008
    Messages:
    369
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Nebraska
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    This is a constant lighting setup, and not a strobe/flash setup. I personally use a strobe/flash setup, but I've heard that some people use constant light, I don't think it's as widely used though. Also, you cannot control the power of the lights in this kit, which is not a good thing for photography. You NEED to be able to control the power of your lights, which as you learn lighting techniques you'll understand why I say this. IMO, DO NOT BUY THIS KIT. For video it is fine, not for photography.
     
  4. cameracrazymomma

    cameracrazymomma TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Jun 16, 2007
    Messages:
    33
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    WV
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    Thanks so much for your advice.
    Is there a set out there that you recommend?? I need to get one ASAP.
     
  5. cameracrazymomma

    cameracrazymomma TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Jun 16, 2007
    Messages:
    33
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    WV
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
  6. Big Mike

    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Dec 16, 2003
    Messages:
    33,817
    Likes Received:
    1,811
    Location:
    Edmonton
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
  7. bango707

    bango707 TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Sep 23, 2007
    Messages:
    124
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Downtown LA
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    You can control the power to most any light by using dimmer. This can change the color temp a bit but that too can be corrected. Im just saying never say never!
     
  8. nicfargo

    nicfargo TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Jan 4, 2008
    Messages:
    369
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Nebraska
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    Bango,
    You are correct, but why buy a set of lights that you have to jerry rig in order to work the way you want. Why not buy lights that work from the get go?

    Momma,
    What's your budget on these lights? I spent 1k on lights from Alienbees (like Mike suggested above) and I absolutely love them. At the same time have you ever though about lighting with just speedlights? Always something to think about!
     

Share This Page