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slkfis
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Jun 04, 2010 17:16 |  #1

I am going to set up a small area in my garage to take potrait type shots of my grand-twins. I have a 6 light track light system that will accept up to 150 watt bulbs that I can mount in the area.

Does this sound like a reasonable project or not?

If so what type of bulbs would you recommend?

All comments appreciated.

thxs

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Jun 04, 2010 17:32 |  #2

I personally wouldn't bother, 150w bulbs put out very little light really, you'd be at ISO1600 1/50th F2.8 type exposures (total guess). You'd be better off with two small studio flash units.


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Jun 04, 2010 17:34 |  #3

If you're setting up a studio for portrait shoots, put your money in strobes or flash guns, plus light stands and modifiers.
Check this out http://strobist.blogsp​ot.com/2006/03/lightin​g-101.html (external link) and read through all the 101's if you are not familiar with studio lighting.
Hope that helps.


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Jun 04, 2010 18:57 as a reply to  @ vincent_su's post |  #4

OK---Tim and Vincent,

I followed the 101 link and have started my lighting education. If you noticed I added an embarrassed avatar to my original post. Not enough!!

I really hoped the lighting game would be so simple as my idea. O the woes of a tight budget. But I'll get there.

thxs very much.

slkfis

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Jun 04, 2010 19:06 as a reply to  @ slkfis's post |  #5

There's no need to be embarrassed. We all started somewhere.
Best wishes for your lighting adventure and have fun doing it.


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