Continuous Lighting kit vs Strobe Lighting kit


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Continuous Lighting kit vs Strobe Lighting kit
hi when doing portraits in studio, what the diff between these two type of studio kits? thanks
 

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What do you mean by continous light? Hot lights? Hot lights produce heat which can be uncomfortable to your subject. Unless you bring down the ambient temp of the studio to counteract the heat by installing powerful air-conditioning.

Strobe lighting is ideal for studio portraiture.
 

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Some general differences:

Continuous Lighting (Hot Light)
- Usually less expensive
- You can use the reflective light meter in your camera & get pretty decent exposure
- Consume a lot of electricity over time
- Generates a lot of heat which can make your model uncomfortable. Also a fire hazard if you are not careful
- If you shoot with daylight-balanced film, color correcting filter is usually needed because of the warm cast that the light produces

Strobe Lighting
- Usually more expensive
- Watt for watt, more powerful compared to hot lights
- A handheld incident light meter & a sync cord are required to get the correct exposure
- Could be a little difficult to get the lighting setup you want, especially if you don't really know about lighting (e.g. ratios, positioning, how differerent accessories change the quality of light, etc.)
 

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SilentWave said:
Some general differences:

Continuous Lighting (Hot Light)
- Usually less expensive
- You can use the reflective light meter in your camera & get pretty decent exposure
- Consume a lot of electricity over time
- Generates a lot of heat which can make your model uncomfortable. Also a fire hazard if you are not careful
- If you shoot with daylight-balanced film, color correcting filter is usually needed because of the warm cast that the light produces

Strobe Lighting
- Usually more expensive
- Watt for watt, more powerful compared to hot lights
- A handheld incident light meter & a sync cord are required to get the correct exposure
- Could be a little difficult to get the lighting setup you want, especially if you don't really know about lighting (e.g. ratios, positioning, how differerent accessories change the quality of light, etc.)
thanks man ...
 

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