Best type of light for portaiture?

Started Apr 18, 2013 | Questions thread
Barrie Davis
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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!!!!

My own set of 4 monolights are 35 years old, and still going strong.

They are Bowens 750 "specials" which model, despite the rather misleading nomanclature, is actually 500 joules (w/s) at full smack. They have 250 watt halogen modelling lights.

Original Brochure .... (what the first monoblocks looked like)

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