Recommend strobe for product photography

Started Oct 27, 2012 | Discussions thread
OP nnish78 Forum Member • Posts: 61
Re: Why recommend monolights?

Darrell Spreen wrote:

Like you, I interpreted the OP as saying the speedlight plus some small fill flashes provided more light than needed. I have found that I never use my monolights for product photography -- just 2 or 3 speedlights with umbrellas, diffusers, flags & reflectors -- and I rarely use any of the speedlights at full power.

Product photography is mostly about control of the light. Spraying too much light around (when you can't throttle it down enough) is not the way to go.

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You are correct.. The speedlights have been powerful enough for what I am shooting. I wanted to get something with a modelling light, and better softbox setups (it's a pain working with the softboxes and flashes.....

Should I stick with my flashes or there are good alternatives for the shots I am doing???

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