Help! Studio-like lighting


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Zoomer

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I need to take potraits for school, but I do not have any external flash. Can someone offer some cheap solutions for lighting? I'm thinking of pointing normal light blubs against umberllas, will that work?

Equiepment: F707

Better yet, if you can lend/loan me some equiepment, that would be great!

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Ian

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You'll need a damn sight more than household bulbs if using brollies.

To get a 1/125th at f8 you will require several killowats of lighting per brolly.

For static product shooting I use 2kW "blondes" per brolly.
 

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Zoomer,
Here is a tip for you:

Materials
1. Clothes Hanger with wheels ($15) - get it from furniture shops
2. Light stand or tripod
3. Florescent tube
4. Tracing Paper
5. Foam Board
6. 3 pin electrical extension chord

The light weight clothes hanger can be bought from furniture
outlets. Wrap tracing paper around it to make it into a light panel.

Mount a lighted florescent tube and placed it
behind the hanger and instantly you have difused lighting from the panel.
You can mount the flo tube on a light stand or a
tripod and move it close to the hanger.

Move the light panel accordingly towards your subject.
Your subject will have to sit on a chair for you.
You can sit subject against a white wall or use background
paper as backdrop.

For fill-in use foarm boards.

This set up can be used for repro work as
well as fashion and portraiture studies.
Hope this work for you. Happy shooting.

;)

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