Red-Head lightning for portrait photography

Started Apr 12, 2013 | Discussions thread
leecamera Senior Member • Posts: 1,101
Re: Red-Head lightning for portrait photography

CFLs are dependent on the quality of the florescent.  Most have an awkward green spike in the spectrum and are not best suited to image making.  I don't know how good or bad you tubes are.

I use a KinoFlo Diva 400 florescent for my food photography as a constant light source - but with genuine Kino tubes.  This gives a smooth spectrum.

Red Heads are inefficient (for their 800W power) in flood but more efficient in spot.

They are going to be very bright unless you dim them (so changing the colour) or have them far off (making them very hard).

Alas there's no real good & cheap light source.  (apart from the sun...)

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