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Mar 25, 2010 20:54 |  #1

I've been looking at these kits on eBay and some of them the only difference I find is the wattage of lighting. For portrait photos is it better to have bright or dimmer lights? I am just using this as a beginning tool Anyone have any advice Here is a link to one of the kit. What do you think? They have some decent feedback reviews.

http://cgi.ebay.com …ain_0?hash=item​3caaef0a97 (external link)

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Mar 26, 2010 08:49 |  #2

I've played with continuous light systems when I started but I eventually went to strobes (speedlight then monolight). It's a little bit more difficult to setup (except if you have modeling lights) but the settings are much more easier to control and the results are more pleasant.

Also I don't like shot through umbrellas (spills), I prefer reflective ones or softboxes.

Buy a backdrop system, then try to buy some used reputable studio light for cheap. Or you can go the cheap way with speedlights (like the incredible deal on the Quantaray ones a few weeks ago in the market watch forum) and cheap eBay speedlight softboxes.


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Mar 26, 2010 11:49 |  #3

I can't attest to the quality but that is a lot of that price.

I would never use continuous lights.

Background holders need to be strong so you can use it with other things like paper rolls. Muslins are great if you have room and can pull subjects away from the background and nuke it so you dont see wrinkles. They get dirty.

But for what you are paying I basically paid for my background support and 2 rolls of paper.


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