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Portrait with cheap lights!

 
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Jan 21, 2009 11:16 |  #1

I ordered some cheap Lights on ebay and just set them up with 2 umbrellas to see how they did and im pretty impressed really.
This is the first and only shot I took though as children dont like to pose for long do they!
Ill try them out again on an adult to see the full effect!

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Jan 21, 2009 12:35 |  #2

nice...i just bought a kit from ebay and have gotten some good shots ...though i have soooooo much to learn.


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Jan 21, 2009 12:44 |  #3

I prob should have just bought a kit a long time ago but Ive had so much conflicting advice about the cheap kits out there that I ended up getting stands and umbrellas to use with my strobes but didnt really spend enough time to learn how to use them properly so when I saw these so cheap I thought why not. Easier to use than the strobes but prob same effect...
What I am thinking next though is actually taking the time out to learn as I have 3 strobes which I can use to light backgrounds and use as hair lights etc.
I have no patience though! thats my problem.

The lights dont seem to have anywhere for attachments...say a snoot....does anyone know of any companies or anything that make adapaters or something? Im not really sure what it is I am looking for so ignore me if I make no sense!! haha
I suppose just something to put on the front to direct the light better. I have seen little kits for strobes.


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Jan 21, 2009 14:17 |  #4

nice shot , might get myself a couple of those lights


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Jan 22, 2009 15:30 |  #5

yeh...defo worth it for the money!


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Jan 22, 2009 16:03 |  #6

Nice, I'd like to see these lights aswell..


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Jan 22, 2009 16:23 |  #7

There's a less than 5$ metal adapter you can buy that is a female hot shoe mount with a tapped threaded hole that will attache to a standard tripod camera mounting stud. I don't know who makes it, my camera shop had a bin full with no label. I use it to mount my flash when radio triggering it to extra tripods I have.


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Jan 22, 2009 17:30 |  #8

This is a nice clear shot!




  
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Jan 22, 2009 17:33 |  #9

Theres a link to the lights just above the pictures.

BSMOTRIL - I havent a clue...cant picture anything...are you referring to attaching a snoot to the actual front of the light?

I have some adapters that attach my flash guns to stands. and you can put umbrellas in these. is that what you mean??


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Jan 22, 2009 17:34 |  #10

Tanya Lynne wrote in post #7165500 (external link)
This is a nice clear shot!

Thanks,

I am doing a shoot with them next week with my little boy and his daddy so hopefully really get a feel for them.

With just 2 umbrellas thought im not going to be able to get that creative so going to have to come up with some ideas for some creative lighting!!


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Jan 22, 2009 17:39 |  #11

I hope you are going to post your pics so we can take a peek. Looking forward to seeing these. Your little guy is a cutie!




  
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Jan 22, 2009 17:43 |  #12

Yes I shall...His dad wants them taking for his mums birthday so ill have to come up with some cute ideas!!

thankyou! I think he's the cutest but I am Bias!! haha


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