Best type of light for portaiture?

Started Apr 18, 2013 | Questions thread
OP Lena Hale Regular Member • Posts: 125
Re: Best type of light for portaiture?

Barrie Davis wrote:

Lena Hale wrote:

I'm in the market for lights ideal for portraiture. Instead of going through every type of light I'd like a recommendation of where to start.

I like to take self-portraits, but my shooting space for it is very limited and my only light sources are windows and regular lamps unsuited for lighting a photo. I want some very bright lights suitable for portraits so that I don't have to use low shutter speeds to get decent light- I have trouble sitting still so I really need quick speeds and can't get away with that with the current lighting (and I don't like to increase the ISO).

If there are any accessories I should consider getting with the light, please suggest them!

Get  studio electronic flash units.... 3 heads of about 300 watt seconds per head.

Ensure they have modelling lights capable of model tracking.. modelling light to be 200 watts minimum.

I'm looking between Adorama and B&H, and don't see lights with that specific name... does that just mean any type of flash unit?

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