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Scott Kelby's lighting gear recommendations

 
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May 05, 2008 14:28 |  #46

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no commander mode in the D3 or D2x? Wow.

It's kind of hard to put a nonexistant popup flash into any type of mode :/


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Feb 17, 2011 15:52 |  #47

Good read. I am about to put together a small studio for a non profit. Thanks for the info.


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Oct 24, 2011 08:36 |  #48

One Westcott TD-5 Spiderlite
A Medium (or Large) Softbox
A Medium-sized Lightstand
A Tilt-Bracket (so you can tilt the light)
A 30″ Reflector, and boom arm stand (mentioned yesterday)

so i have a question will this budget set up still be able to work outside? and would you be able to connect a battery pack to it?

i know he suggested a pro kit that would obviously work better outside but i'm a college student lol




  
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Oct 25, 2011 18:27 |  #49

I wouldn't recommend the Spiderlites for outdoor use, unless you have a generator. While they're a lot more efficient than the old "hot lights," they still will use a lot more power than strobes with the modeling lights turned off.

Furthermore, they don't have the power to compete with the sun.

Any lighting gear needs someone to hold on to it outside, or serious sandbag weight, to keep it from blowing over in the breeze.


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Oct 25, 2011 18:29 as a reply to  @ Curtis N's post |  #50

You don't even want to try using Spiderlite's for outdoor location work. If you have or plan on getting continuous lighting then keep it in the studio and use flash or strobes for the location work.


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Oct 28, 2011 08:56 |  #51

I know this is an 'old-Thread' resurrected so, for those with Apple 'i-Devices' [IPad/iPhone] i have downloaded the Scott Kelby: Photo Recipes (Lighting Guides).
it costs 13.99 GBP and is available via iTunes and the Apple Store.

A series of video compilations covering specific types of shoots using a combination of lights, softboxes, reflectors and radio-triggers

A brilliant resource for those newly embarking on formal studio lighting setups.
Best of all: as an Applet they are readily available on both your iPhone/iPad for quick reference.

BTW: I have gone the Bowens route with Pocket Wizards :lol::lol:


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Oct 28, 2011 16:16 |  #52
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TMR Design wrote in post #13306164 (external link)
You don't even want to try using Spiderlite's for outdoor location work. If you have or plan on getting continuous lighting then keep it in the studio and use flash or strobes for the location work.

Why do I always get the feeling that Kelby's "recommendations" are all about who has "sponsored" them?


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Oct 28, 2011 16:25 |  #53
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Dick Clay wrote in post #13321866 (external link)
Why do I always get the feeling that Kelby's "recommendations" are all about who has "sponsored" them?

I agree, he does have a late night infommercial type of quality to his presentation. He's almost like the Bob Barker or Wink Martindale of photography.

But he is very correct about a lot of his recommendations. The RX pack with octabank at this point should be considered standard-issue portrait gear. It's a bullet-proof lighting setup that works in just about any situation.




  
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Dec 03, 2017 18:17 |  #54

Most of the original links are 404.




  
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Dec 04, 2017 14:51 |  #55

Sideshot wrote in post #18509857 (external link)
Most of the original links are 404.

So are many of the posters...




  
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