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Cindy Wibowo
 

Continuous Light Vs. Flash Light


Could compare these? Which is better? I have a 16"-tall artist's doll to sell on Ebay. Any opinions would be appreciated. Thanks!


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8/29/2007 5:30:20 PM

 
John H. Siskin
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  Hi Cindy,
Strobes are better. You donít have to work on a tripod, your shooting area doesnít become overheated, and your color is accurate. Strobes are more expensive and take more time to learn to use, but they provide better results. So if you are doing this once, I would get someone else to make a quality picture. If you are going to do this a lot, then I would get strobes.
Good Luck! John Siskin


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8/29/2007 6:09:31 PM

 
Cindy Wibowo   Hi John,
Thank you for reply. I wonder what do you mean strobes ?
Strobes = flash light ?

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8/29/2007 6:33:56 PM

 
John H. Siskin
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4-Week Short Course: An Introduction to Photographic Lighting
4-Week Short Course: Getting Started in Commercial Photography
4-Week Short Course: Portrait Photography Lighting on Location and in the Studio
  Hi Cindy,
I try to be careful about these two words. Strobe means any very short duration light, generally less than 1/1000th of a second, made by passing an electric spark through a tube filled with Xenon and other gasses. AS flash is a single use bulb with a duration of about 1/60 of a second. The light is made by burning an aluminum filament in a bulb filled with oxygen. You donít see many flashes these days. The thing on your camera is a strobe.
Thanks, John Siskin


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8/29/2007 7:31:14 PM

 
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