Best type of light for portaiture?

Started Apr 18, 2013 | Questions thread
mbloof Senior Member • Posts: 1,376
Re: Best type of light for portraiture?

Daniel Lauring wrote:

Barrie Davis wrote:

I think mine is a reasonable compromise...

"Compromise" doesn't sound like "the best."  

Seriously, though, I agree with your point that studio monolights with modeling lights are better than speedlights without.  We are all giving the OP lots of suggestions to work with.

We really need the OP to come back with a price target.  "Best" at a price point is very different than best without regard to price.

P.S.  I really want a set of those Monoblocs!!!!

So it really boils down to style, planned usage and budget.

While I think everyone could agree that reliable and consistent color temp ought to be the primary consideration everything else is dependent on planned usage, budget, compromise and subject to opinion.

Some might even argue that the 'best light for portraiture' is not man made.

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