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Brian L. Wolfer
 

Lighting help!!!


i am starting a small studio and I need a really good lighting setup for pro outcome. im not scared to spend alot of money but I have no clue where to even start.... I want to do portraits to weddings and more. so if some one could point me in the right way I would love you very much if helped!!!


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5/21/2005 3:40:25 AM

 
Connie J. Bagot
BetterPhoto Member Since: 5/6/2005
  You might take a look at www.lightingmagic.com

I have used Novatron strobes with good results---but there are lots and lots of options out there.


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5/21/2005 4:53:12 AM

 
Brian L. Wolfer   Did you use that Novatron in your gallery pics?


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5/21/2005 5:20:05 AM

 
Karma Wilson
BetterPhoto Member Since: 6/27/2004
  I think you should get some good lighting for a pro studio, but have a combination of pro lights and a natural lighting studio? If you can get a big window and then use some strobes, etc...as fill in I personally think that produces the most beautiful shots. Of course I'm a big natural lighting fan.

As for lighting--I've heard that Alien Bee offers good affordable lighting.

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5/21/2005 7:18:01 AM

 
Connie J. Bagot
BetterPhoto Member Since: 5/6/2005
  Brian,

In my gallery Meditation, Gazania, and "NO PEEKING" were taken with the Novatron strobes.


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5/21/2005 8:15:53 AM

 
Doug  Elliott
BetterPhoto Member Since: 9/18/2004
  Brain,
Well since money is no problem. Then buy the best flash units you can. Photogenics are the choice of the pros. Every pro I know in the area has these lights. They are variable and study and give years of service. You have major lighting modifier companies make large, and small soft boxes, adapter rings, parabolic reflectors, and snoots for these units. They are cordless which allows you to place them in the studio with only a power cord. They have built in slaves so when you fire one light they all fire. I can go on, but, you need to read up on them. There is some great info here on Better Photos.
Hope this info helps. Keep shooting.
Doug


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5/21/2005 7:43:40 PM

 
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