Best type of lightinng for clothing photography?

Discussion in 'Commercial/Product photography' started by coldshot, Aug 20, 2010.

  1. coldshot

    coldshot TPF Noob!

    Aug 18, 2010
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    Hi guys

    I'm new to lightinng/photography and would really appreciate some feedback here.

    I will be shooting clothing on a full sized mannequin for my online store.

    There are 2 lighting kits that i have my eyes on.

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    I understand that for still shots, continuous lights are fine even though they generate more heat.

    However strobes give better results and can be used for live models, which i may use further down the road. But the learning curve is higher.

    Appreciate some advise as to what i should go get for my first lighting kit


  2. davisphotos

    davisphotos No longer a newbie, moving up!

    Aug 24, 2010
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    Those kits are both pretty junky, but I'm not sure what is available to you in Singapore either. I would suggest going with the strobe kit. For best results, you'll want to use a mix of soft and hard light-for example a light in an umbrella for your key, and one or two reflectors with grids or barndoors to provide some texture. The strobe kit has a good selection of equipment, you will just need to be very gentle with it, or it will break.

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