Question about mobile lighting for a beach

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  1. TheHulaDance

    TheHulaDance TPF Noob!

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    Hello everyone.... I do some outdoor photography and as it happens to be on beaches the lighting can be rather varied. I am looking for a solution that would be portable, battery operated, something I can place on the ground and point in one direction to help modify light on a moving subject... moving within a limited space... not looking to go with a mounted flash in this case.

    Anyone know of a portable light source that would work in such a situation?

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  2. Big Mike

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

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    You could go with hot-shoe type flash units and put them on light stands. They are small, very portable and they work on AA batteries or small battery packs.

    Another option would be to use studio style strobes (like these for example), and get a portable battery system to power them (like this for example).
     
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    JIP No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Or... the other option would be to take his http://strobist.blogspot.com/ advice as he specialises in using flashes instead of studio strobes for lighting.

    Oh yeah and Mike I am not trying to step on your toes juat give the OP a second choice.
     
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    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    No problem at all...although I did mention using small flashes, strobist style. :er: :D
     
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    JIP No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    :mrgreen:You did at that.:mrgreen:​
     
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    third opinion: diffusion tent or large diffusion panels. these can get big though, and expensive, but it's an option that needs no electricity, just decent sunlight.
     

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