Cheap mobile studio


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zod

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with reference to these threads
http://forums.clubsnap.org/showthread.php?t=6814
http://forums.clubsnap.org/showthread.php?t=6721

achiever 260T flash $38
akarui slave trigger $18
impact accessories light stand $38
umbrella $35
umbrella adaptor $40+

1 set of these would cost around $170

how would 4 sets of these compare to a 300w light?
4 sets is around $700. the 300w light, with its stand and diffuser/umbrella should also cost around the same

how much power does the 4 flashes produce combined in terms of wattage?

i am thinking that with 4 flashes, i have more freedom to place them so create effects, remove shadows, etc

any opinions on this cheap mobile studio concept?
 

showtime

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but perhaps your key light wont be enough as you seem to be spreading thin. 4 lights all over the place wont be a powerful as one light sourse as key light... and it also depends on the appertures you want to work at.
 

zod

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did a bit of calulation.
each of these flashes gives around 40w to 50w of light
4 of these total to 160w to 200w, much lesser than 300w

300w light can hit iso100 at what sperature?
 

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I think your 300W light will cost a lot more, and you don't have the benefit of secondary lighting (eg fill in shadows, hair light etc). Don't forget you'll need to get a softbox for the 300W light, as well as a much sturdier stand. It will also be much less portable, and you will need an electrical power point. I brought my setup to an outdoor location (stadium) to shoot. With the STE-2 and a couple of 420EX flashes replacing the cheap ones, exposure was a breeze - fully automatic.

If you need more light, you can always use an outdoor shaded location. The sun is much more than 300W.
 

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