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    Quote Originally Posted by Splutter View Post
    Can always do location shoots mah. Studio shoots are pretty boring unless you have a strong concept to back it.
    i've been doing so many location shoots.
    but what i really interested is studio ...currently....until i get tired of it.
    what's nice is the privacy of own home, moreover got aircon.
    outdoor hor...makeup melt lei...

    u bored means you expert liao.shoot until xian.that's why.
    dont forget me super new to studio.

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    i've been considering how many lights to get as i maybe buying them soon.

    so, assuming i shoot a max of 2 subjects, and would love to try high and low key portraits in the near future, just HOW many strobes will i need?

    would love to hear from you pro's out there.

    any advice appreciated.

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    minimum 3

    or 1 really big powerful one

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    classic set up, four to five lights
    one key, one fill, one hair, one kicker (optional), one or two background.

    three lights the best,
    one key, one fill, one back backgound.

    two lights also can,
    one key, xtra big reflector (at least 4'x6') as fill, one backgound.

    one lights also can, but you have to be the great master of light.


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    Quote Originally Posted by catchlights View Post
    classic set up, four to five lights
    one key, one fill, one hair, one kicker (optional), one or two background.

    three lights the best,
    one key, one fill, one back backgound.

    two lights also can,
    one key, xtra big reflector (at least 4'x6') as fill, one backgound.

    one lights also can, but you have to be the great master of light.


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    one light can mah, everyday mood shot, silouette...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Del_CtrlnoAlt View Post
    one light can mah, everyday mood shot, silouette...
    how many sun you have? one right?
    so one light is possible, not just place the light at the same as camera angle.

    you need to know how to place the one and only light able to create dimensions on the subjects, light the background behind the subjects, and provide enough light for the reflector to have the fill for the subjects.
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    Quote Originally Posted by catchlights View Post
    how many sun you have? one right?
    so one light is possible, not just place the light at the same as camera angle.

    you need to know how to place the one and only light able to create dimensions on the subjects, light the background behind the subjects, and provide enough light for the reflector to have the fill for the subjects.
    you also need chatchlight

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    Quote Originally Posted by catchlights View Post
    how many sun you have? one right?
    so one light is possible, not just place the light at the same as camera angle.

    you need to know how to place the one and only light able to create dimensions on the subjects, light the background behind the subjects, and provide enough light for the reflector to have the fill for the subjects.
    sun is beri powderful leh... from top down, can still reflect from sand, water etc...

    flash can only do so much... u can lite up the entire room with something like 'the sun' but u cannot light up the universe with a flash...

    unless u suggest she get a 10000W (provided her mains dun burst) flash with a super big octagon softbox...
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    Quote Originally Posted by catchlights View Post
    classic set up, four to five lights
    one key, one fill, one hair, one kicker (optional), one or two background.

    three lights the best,
    one key, one fill, one back backgound.

    two lights also can,
    one key, xtra big reflector (at least 4'x6') as fill, one backgound.

    one lights also can, but you have to be the great master of light.


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    does it matter if i get 2 lights, say from bowens, and another 2 lights from elinchrome?will the flash results in diff color temp?

    and what's a kicker light for?

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    best to get all same brand

    same spares
    same accesories
    same everything

    kicker light is for you to kick and trip over

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeanie View Post
    i've been considering how many lights to get as i maybe buying them soon.

    so, assuming i shoot a max of 2 subjects, and would love to try high and low key portraits in the near future, just HOW many strobes will i need?

    would love to hear from you pro's out there.

    any advice appreciated.
    Have you tried the strobist method? No need expensive lights and it's fun!

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    Quote Originally Posted by plastickamera View Post
    Have you tried the strobist method? No need expensive lights and it's fun!
    only the best for jeanie

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    Quote Originally Posted by plastickamera View Post
    Have you tried the strobist method? No need expensive lights and it's fun!
    thanks but i prefer studio strobes.more fun!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeanie View Post
    does it matter if i get 2 lights, say from bowens, and another 2 lights from elinchrome?will the flash results in diff color temp?

    and what's a kicker light for?
    Quote Originally Posted by ortega View Post
    best to get all same brand

    same spares
    same accesories
    same everything
    agreed with ortege, yes, the color temp will be slight difference

    Quote Originally Posted by ortega View Post
    kicker light is for you to kick and trip over
    That's funny,
    anyway, kicker light is work almost the same as hair light, but is accent on the side of the subject mainly, separate the subject from the background, some use on the same side of the key light, some use opposite side of the key light, eg, key light come from the left, add kicker light on the left side of the subjects too, (same side)
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    Quote Originally Posted by plastickamera View Post
    Have you tried the strobist method? No need expensive lights and it's fun!
    she don't believe in everything shoot with three SB800.
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    Quote Originally Posted by catchlights View Post
    she don't believe in everything shoot with three SB800.
    but i dun even have 3 sb800 wor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeanie View Post


    but i dun even have 3 sb800 wor.
    you can afford to buy studio lights liao, why bother to have 3 sb800?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jeanie View Post
    does it matter if i get 2 lights, say from bowens, and another 2 lights from elinchrome?will the flash results in diff color temp?

    and what's a kicker light for?
    Yes the colour temp will be diff.

    Bowens lights, especially the prolite series, are more warm and the lights are hursher ie: easier to get washed out highlight. A fair bit of studio lightings expericence is required to control the lights. It's a very good light to use for product shots. The pro series is also more lasting and can take some rough handling, very much like a work horse. I've got Bowens with slight dents on the housings and reflectors but the lights are working fine.

    For Elinchrome, the lights are slightly cooler and the lights are softer which makes it easier to control and manage. If you're shooting more models than products shots, the Elinchrome will suit you better. With proper control, it can perform as well as the Bowen for product shots. Elinchrome are lighter and more compact but the brake down rate is higher than Bowen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yqt View Post
    Yes the colour temp will be diff.

    Bowens lights, especially the prolite series, are more warm and the lights are hursher ie: easier to get washed out highlight. A fair bit of studio lightings expericence is required to control the lights. It's a very good light to use for product shots. The pro series is also more lasting and can take some rough handling, very much like a work horse. I've got Bowens with slight dents on the housings and reflectors but the lights are working fine.

    For Elinchrome, the lights are slightly cooler and the lights are softer which makes it easier to control and manage. If you're shooting more models than products shots, the Elinchrome will suit you better. With proper control, it can perform as well as the Bowen for product shots. Elinchrome are lighter and more compact but the brake down rate is higher than Bowen.
    no one ask u to drive it so fast mah... zham brake, disc pai...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Del_CtrlnoAlt View Post
    no one ask u to drive it so fast mah... zham brake, disc pai...
    Aiyo typo error lah, CS got no spell check mah. Next time I sent to you for spell check b4 posting can or not, teacher?

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