Do I need 2 Flash Heads

Started Feb 25, 2011 | Discussions thread
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camerashy
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Do I need 2 Flash Heads
Feb 25, 2011

My set up at the moment is 2 x 180w Proline flash heads plus a vinyl white background and some cloths.

I'm looking at the Elinchrom D-lite is 4 studio flash kit but wonder if I really do need another 2 flash heads....my reasoning!!

I only like to see one catchlight in the models eyes, so I was thinking of using the 2 Prolines to light my backgrounds and have 1 Elinchrom to the camera left or behind the camera with a reflector to camera right.

Would this set up work for all portrait situations, head and shoulders, full body or is there a point where a second 'fill light' is required.
Appreciate any help as I'm now trying to build up my studio kit.
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Dave

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