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Lighting Kit for Pet/Food/Portraits/Event

Started Feb 9, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Sailor Blue
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Re: Lighting Kit for Pet/Food/Portraits/Event
In reply to JoannaR, Feb 9, 2013

I'm not a pet photographer but I do know that many of them use strobes.

Continuous lighting is low intensity lighting and that requires using long shutter speeds, which means that you need to shoot from a tripod and that the subjects can't move. Pets and people move, which is why most studio strobes are so popular.

For portability you can use hot-shoe flash but you can't beat the AllienBee lights with the Vagabond portable power packs when you need more power. The cost is about the same as high quality hot-shoe flash units too.

Paul C. Buff

I recommend you read my guide to equipment for a small studio before buying any lighting.

Sailorblue - Digital Photography Review - Equipment Guide for Setting up a Small Home Portrait/Glamor Studio

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