Which Light Setup - Post Photos of Your Studio Also

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  1. bethany138

    bethany138 TPF Noob!

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    Ok, I realllly need some help from you guys. I am looking at getting one of these two sets. I am very low budget and I have a little bitty room for shooting... about 10x10 probably. I would like to be able to take a couple lights with me for weddings and location model stuff. If you know of something better then PLEASE let me know. I just don't have a clue. I really know nothing about lighting but I am looking to learn!


    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=7590492708&rd=1&sspagename=STRK%3AMEWA%3AIT&rd=1

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=7588459793&rd=1&sspagename=STRK%3AMEWA%3AIT&rd=1

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    JonK I want MORE!!

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    I suppose either of those kits would do you fine. They are not the most powerful strobes and may not be so great for large groups but I'm sure they're fine for portraits. With those low priced kits you tend to get saddled with weaker strobes and lots of accessories.
    Don't forget you'll also need to put out for a half decent flash meter. I got a Polaris Flashmeter on ebay for a very decent price of about $80USD (retail is over $200 which is about as cheap as they get for a flashmeter; but the Gossens and minoltas etc. are sky high). Here's some info/reviews on that meter:http://www.photographyreview.com/cat/flash-and-lighting/light-meters/polaris/PRD_85093_3115crx.aspx

    I also got a 10' x 20' backdrop from Ananova on ebay for $80USD...super deal...they go for around $300CDN here.

    I got my kit at AlienBees. One 800W/S strobe, a 30x40 softbox and heavy duty stand. You can mix and match there. Just preferred to go with a more well known (AlienBees are made by the same guy who makes White Lightning which are more high end) name.
    Chek the site: http://www.alienbees.com/
     
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    Thanks, I have heard about AB but I don't think I can afford it right now. I will definately check on that meter tho. Thanks!
     
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    I am a little bummed that I was just on ebay. All joking a side. The kits are good each in their own way. The 599.00 kit is good in that it has 440 w/s as opposed to the 180 w/s power of the second. The second kit offers a tilt/rise and background stands. Plus a larger soft box. Those items will always come in handy. Generally they are universal and they do not break.

    All that being said consider the work. If you are primarily location go with the first set up. The second deal would be better studio only.
     

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