i dont intend to get the high end range since i dont foresee myself playing with studio till i'm a old hag.
when u mention break down, what are u referring to?you mean studio lights will 'spoil' one ah?i tot only flash tube will kaput?
I would still suggest that you go for Elinchrome, easy to manage due to the softer lighting espically when you're shooting your jewellery and watches as this kind of product shoot tend to have issues with highlights control.
When catchlights mention about repid firing he meant frining very fast ie: a shot every 1to 2 sec. if you're not doing that than you should be fine. If you're using the lights, any brand of lights the whole day, the aircon must be cool enough or it will overheat.
Only flash tube will kaput? Studio flash also have flash tube what, the other thing which will go kaput will be the capacitor.
I get paid more shooting part time ...... damn, I should find more time to shoot part time
1)is it possible to shoot a full length highkey with just 2 lights?
2)as above but with 2 subjects
3)what about lowkey WITH subject isolation from background?i'm thinking 1 key, i kicker, but means i dont have enough for hair or fill right?
the mirror I'm talking is those acrylic sheet, people use it to make signboard type, please don't use glass mirror.
let say for a low key set up, you light the subject from the right, you can place the mirror the subject's left, slightly away from the camera, to throw some light back to the subject, so to create a kicker light, if you find it is too intense, can replace it with a sliver reflector.
signboard type acrylic sheet?i cant visualise. where to get?
i have 2 big round reflectors.should be sufficient?
i did try some low key last night.as my subject wore dark clothes, she blended into the black background.
i think 2lights really aint sufficient.