Pseudo Lighting

Discussion in 'Beyond the Basics' started by hayden, Nov 12, 2006.

  1. hayden

    hayden TPF Noob!

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    I can't afford studio lighting right now. Two light stands, the lights, and softboxes cost around $1000.

    Is there another way where I can make myself some lighting for the short term? What have you guys done? I NEED LIGHT!

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    Well. I was thinking of just doing some indoor photography of people, against a solid backdrop (like a wall or something). I'm going for a darker kind of look, much like http://www.jeremycowart.com

    I don't want to use natural light. Needing like lamps or something... I'm wondering if lamps with halogen bulbs would work?
     
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    fmw No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    White foam core makes a good reflector. A window makes a good light source.
     
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    bitteraspects TPF Noob!

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    i used to use something like this.
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    you can get them cheap from walmart
     
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    Just what are you intending to shoot?
     
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    If you are shooting digital or just going to digital from film then dont overlook plain old household or flood bulbs they can do an adaquate job. I have gone back to them after many years with studio strobes.

    But then photography is a hobby for me now not a profession.
     
  6. hayden

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    Well. I was thinking of just doing some indoor photography of people, against a solid backdrop (like a wall or something). I'm going for a darker kind of look, much like http://www.jeremycowart.com

    I don't want to use natural light. Needing like lamps or something... I'm wondering if lamps with halogen bulbs would work?
     
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    bitteraspects TPF Noob!

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    these were taken with plain old tungsten & halogen bulbs .

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    (not the highest quality, but they are old pics, and were with a $15 lighting setup)
     

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