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Recommended pin light setup for weddings?

 
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Oct 16, 2017 10:04 |  #1

My friend is asking me what kind of pin light setup I recommend for wedding table/centerpiece lighting. They are small lights usually set up on poles or hanging from the ceiling all over the room. They purpose to light the wedding tables/centerpieces.

Can you recommend me a reliable brand or guide me to the right direction? Thanks!


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Oct 16, 2017 10:45 |  #2

For other curious photogs that are not also wedding coordinators or event lighting designers/installers:

http://www.eventdecorn​j.com …ces-should-have-pin-spots (external link)

Highly focused lights that are set on overhead rigs and aimed at centerpieces. Who knew?!?!?

Might be a nice trick for some hot light or ambient shots to add interest


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Oct 16, 2017 13:44 |  #3

Exactly! I am looking for the lights which are used to make these type of lighting effects...


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Oct 16, 2017 13:50 as a reply to  @ oharing's post |  #4

I googled a bit more after posting that this morning.

Doesn't look like a DIY job to me. Putting up light rigging is no joke, even if there isn't much weight on it, what happens if uncle bob leans on the post and knocks the whole thing down.

But if you are just looking for a couple of contenuous lights to just mess around with, google "pin spot light"

Something with a fresnel lens should do fine. Focusing by varying the lens/bulb distance would be a nice perk.


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Oct 16, 2017 13:52 |  #5

If just for photography, Any reason to not use proper strobes?


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Oct 18, 2017 14:08 as a reply to  @ Left Handed Brisket's post |  #6

It is for event lighting. Also, I don't have 10 strobes with me in my bag. It would make sense though.


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Oct 19, 2017 07:55 |  #7

oharing wrote in post #18475482 (external link)
It is for event lighting. Also, I don't have 10 strobes with me in my bag. It would make sense though.

I rent if I need to travel far.


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Oct 19, 2017 11:06 |  #8

If your question is how to simulate this lighting for still shots, you can use this micro spotlight:

https://www.bhphotovid​eo.com/c/product/11537​15-REG (external link)

You can hold the light off-camera or mount it on a boom. It has built-in barn doors, a diffuser and amber gel, so you can achieve the look you want.




  
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Oct 19, 2017 19:20 |  #9

I would think it would require a tighter angle than 30 deg.

I looked at the Altman Lighting website and found out they use angles as small as 4deg and wide as 40deg. Here is what they recommend for floral arrangements and window displays.

LINK~~ https://www.altmanligh​ting.com …4/MicroFloodDat​asheet.pdf (external link)




  
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Nov 28, 2017 14:20 |  #10

Thanks so much!


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