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Carol L. Perialas

member since: 1/23/2005
 

Lighting for Outdoors and Studio


I have a Nikon D100 digital camera, and I love it. I am interested in purchasing some lighting equipment, but have no idea what to look for. Can you please give me some insight? Thank you.

1/23/2005 7:47:15 AM

 
Doug  Elliott
BetterPhoto Member

member since: 9/18/2004
  Carol,
What kind of photography do you want to do? Do you want to use continuous lights or flash? Do you want portable or studio lights?

1/23/2005 8:14:03 PM

 
Carol L. Perialas

member since: 1/23/2005
  I do a lot of outside photos now, but would like to have a small studio for more options. I wouldn't mind having both studio and some portable lights as well. Thank you for your fast response.

1/24/2005 9:12:24 AM

 
Doug  Elliott
BetterPhoto Member

member since: 9/18/2004
  Carol,
You might consider Norman's, Dyna-Lite, Lumedyne, and Quantum.
Lumedyne has the most models. Quantum is a good flash that is controllable outside and you have the ability to pull off the parabolic dish and use it as a bare bulb flash for your outdoor portraits. Quantum has the fast rechargeable batteries and is used in a studio ... it has various flash settings. There are many more. I am an on-location photographer, and I use Sunpak 120 Js and the Pro 622. I have the big batteries, which allow me to shoot up to 250 exposures before I have to recharge the batteries.
Those are the ones I am most familiar with and have used at one time or another. Check out their Web sites to gain more information.
Hope this info helps, and good shooting.

1/24/2005 9:44:31 AM

 
Christel Davis

member since: 1/29/2004
  Carol,
I bought a set of Alien Bees and love them. I've had them for 2 years and have no problems or complaints. They are reasonably priced also. They need a plug but you can buy a portable battery pack. Just something to look at also. Good Luck!

1/25/2005 6:27:18 PM

 

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