Approve the Cookies
This website uses cookies to improve your user experience. By using this site, you agree to our use of cookies. Read More.
OK
Index  •   • New posts  •   • RTAT  •   • 'Best of'  •   • Gallery  •   • Gear  •   • Reviews
New posts  •   • RTAT  •   • 'Best of'  •   • Gallery  •   • Gear  •   • Reviews
Register to forums    Log in

 
FORUMS Photography Talk by Genre Glamour & Nude Talk
Thread started 26 Mar 2009 (Thursday) 13:32
Prev/next

Lighting Suggestions

 
AMH25
Hatchling
AMH25's Avatar
6 posts
Joined Feb 2009
East of Toronto, Canada
Mar 26, 2009 13:32 |  #1

Hi everyone,

I am hosting a boudoir photography marathon in a couple of months and I am in the process of getting all my gear together and sorting out what's what and I am in serious need of help with what type of lighting I should get.

It is at a local hotel with a minimal amount of natural light. I have an on camera flash with a Gary Fong lightsphere and a reflector but I would like to purchase a simple and AFFORDABLE lighting kit. Any suggestions?


Amanda Morrison-Hill

www.amh-photo.comexternal link

LOG IN TO REPLY
notmydog
Member
notmydog's Avatar
89 posts
Joined Oct 2008
Mar 26, 2009 14:05 |  #2

AMH25 wrote in post #7603831external link
Hi everyone,

I am hosting a boudoir photography marathon in a couple of months and I am in the process of getting all my gear together and sorting out what's what and I am in serious need of help with what type of lighting I should get.

It is at a local hotel with a minimal amount of natural light. I have an on camera flash with a Gary Fong lightsphere and a reflector but I would like to purchase a simple and AFFORDABLE lighting kit. Any suggestions?

You may want to think about renting equipment for the day. If you only do this every once in a while, it may make sense. If you're "close" to TO you can look at Headshots, or Vistek. He're the rental page from Headshots: http://www.headshotsre​ntals.com/rentals/valu​e_kits.htmlexternal link

The benefit is that you would get the use of better equipment than you could likely afford to buy. The downside is that you're renting...

If you're intent on buying check out craigslist. They seem to have a never-ending supply of gear for sale, from low-end and up.

Good luck with your shoot.

Cheers.


http://www.modelmayhem​.com/shadowimagephotoexternal link

LOG IN TO REPLY
hawk911
Cream of the Crop
hawk911's Avatar
11,172 posts
Joined Jul 2006
Racine, Wisconsin
Mar 26, 2009 14:50 |  #3

I'd suggest renting too, if you can't afford to buy it outright now. They should run a few hundred for the weekend.

If you can afford to buy; I'd suggest the Genesis 200 kit, or the Elinchrom Dlite2 kit. Both can use the same modifiers- like softboxes, snoots, reflectors, etc. The Genesis is less than the Dlite kit, but a worthy entry level kit.


HAWK Photography Galleryexternal link FB Fan pageexternal link|_My gear: 5d3, 70D & 40D (all gripped), 580exII, 550ex, Canon 24-70 L & 85 f1.8, 50mm f1.4; Tamron 70-200 SP Di VC, Canon 18-55, Sigma 1.4xtc; Elinchrom Whore, Skyport triggers, Speedotron BD and Kacey Grid, Vagabond minis

LOG IN TO REPLY
kenwood33
Goldmember
2,488 posts
Joined Jul 2005
Mar 28, 2009 11:39 |  #4

I agree with above. With vistek their weekend rental rate is quite reasonable. If you go cheap, say ebay lighting, you are looking to spend 300 minimum for 2 strobes with umbrellas and lightstands. Better yet invite people who have lighting gears and share.


Gearlist

LOG IN TO REPLY
chris78cpr
Senior Member
586 posts
Joined Mar 2006
London - UK
Mar 29, 2009 10:57 as a reply to kenwood33's post |  #5

I'd say rent some stuff, you'll get a decent Elinchrom set with boxes for a good price.

If your convinced on buying then look at a D-Lite set that you can then continue to grow and add more heads/boxes too etc.


Canon 5dmkii | 7d | Canon 1dmkii | Canon 400D | Canon 10D | Canon 1VHS | Canon Eos 3 | 17-40F4L | 24-105F4LIS | 70-200F2.8LIS | 100-400LIS | 15F2.8 | 20F1.8EX | 50F1.4 | 85F1.8 | 100F2.8 Macro | 2 x 550EX | 1.4xII
Hasselblad 500CM | 80mm F2.8 CFE | A12 back | WLF

LOG IN TO REPLY
Patrick
Senior Member
596 posts
Joined Jun 2008
WV
Mar 30, 2009 06:47 as a reply to chris78cpr's post |  #6

Alienbees are an economical choice and good lights, at least all of my research leads to that conclusion. I just bought some and am awaiting delivery.


Bodies, Lenses, Lights, Stands, Transmitters, Receivers, Tripods, Meters, etc...

LOG IN TO REPLY
TooManyHobbies
Goldmember
TooManyHobbies's Avatar
2,726 posts
Joined Mar 2006
Raleigh, NC, USA!
Mar 31, 2009 08:56 |  #7

Flashlight, tripod....

The second image is light painting done with a flashlight.
http://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthre​ad.php?t=647479

lights on
focus
lights off
flashlight on
click
paint light for 15-30s in manual at f8 or higher


~ Jeff

Canon EOS-1DX & 1Ds MkIII, 20D(IR), G12, G9, G5, ... Gear List
JMM Photography ~ Discovering Art in Everyday Lifeexternal link | Model Mayhem #675060external link

LOG IN TO REPLY
hawk911
Cream of the Crop
hawk911's Avatar
11,172 posts
Joined Jul 2006
Racine, Wisconsin
Mar 31, 2009 11:52 |  #8

those are cool Jeff. Nicely done.


HAWK Photography Galleryexternal link FB Fan pageexternal link|_My gear: 5d3, 70D & 40D (all gripped), 580exII, 550ex, Canon 24-70 L & 85 f1.8, 50mm f1.4; Tamron 70-200 SP Di VC, Canon 18-55, Sigma 1.4xtc; Elinchrom Whore, Skyport triggers, Speedotron BD and Kacey Grid, Vagabond minis

LOG IN TO REPLY
TooManyHobbies
Goldmember
TooManyHobbies's Avatar
2,726 posts
Joined Mar 2006
Raleigh, NC, USA!
Mar 31, 2009 13:36 |  #9

AMH25 wrote in post #7603831external link
Hi everyone,

I am hosting a boudoir photography marathon in a couple of months and I am in the process of getting all my gear together and sorting out what's what and I am in serious need of help with what type of lighting I should get.

It is at a local hotel with a minimal amount of natural light. I have an on camera flash with a Gary Fong lightsphere and a reflector but I would like to purchase a simple and AFFORDABLE lighting kit. Any suggestions?

Hard to know what to recommend without knowing how much you want to spend.


~ Jeff

Canon EOS-1DX & 1Ds MkIII, 20D(IR), G12, G9, G5, ... Gear List
JMM Photography ~ Discovering Art in Everyday Lifeexternal link | Model Mayhem #675060external link

LOG IN TO REPLY
amonline
Goldmember
amonline's Avatar
3,528 posts
Joined Jul 2006
Apr 03, 2009 10:04 |  #10

If it were me, (assuming you have at least a speedlight) I'd get a Wescott Apollo kitexternal link and stand. If you cannot afford wireless remotes, just get a long sync cable for now. Balance between the flash and available, stopping down slightly on the avail light.




LOG IN TO REPLY

1,650 views & 0 likes for this thread
Lighting Suggestions
FORUMS Photography Talk by Genre Glamour & Nude Talk

Not a member yet? Click here to register to the forums.
Registered members get all the features: search, following threads, own gear list and ratings, likes, more forums, private messaging, thread follow, notifications, own gallery, settings, view hosted photos, own reviews and more...


AAA

Send feedback to staff    •   Jump to forum...    •   Rules    •   Index    •   New posts    •   RTAT    •   'Best of'    •   Gallery    •   Gear    •   Reviews    •   Polls

COOKIES DISCLAIMER: This website uses cookies to improve your user experience. By using this site, you agree to our use of cookies. Privacy policy and cookie usage info.

POWERED BY AMASS 1.4version 1.4
made in Finland
by Pekka Saarinen
for photography-on-the.net
Spent 0.00138 for 4 database queries.
PAGE COMPLETED IN 0.02s
Latest registered member is tale
704 guests, 613 members online
Simultaneous users record so far is 6106, that happened on Jun 09, 2016