HELP--lighting equipments---THX

Started Aug 23, 2012 | Discussions thread
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Mike Ca
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Re: HELP--lighting equipments---THX
In reply to aqi, Aug 25, 2012

I have never shot food subjects, but I think you would be much better off with continuous lights, rather than a flash. With continuous lights you can position the lights and see what effect you are getting. With flashes you need to take a picture. This makes it much harder to experiment around with the lighting and see what you are doing.

I would second Sailor Blue's recommendation to start with shop lamps and daylight CFL bulbs. To get larger soft light sources you can put pieces of thin white cloth or white plexiglass between the light and the subject. You can also reflect the light off of large white reflectors or white board. You can use a reflector for fill on the opposite side or get a second light.

Studio lights with a modeling light are also and option, but much more expensive.

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