Four-light portrait: Use same light model for all sources?

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Dutch Newchurch
Dutch Newchurch Senior Member • Posts: 5,716
Re: Four-light portrait: Use same light model for all sources?
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You make life easier for yourself if all lights are the same (or from the same manufacturer, at least).  One set of instructions for all means less to remember.  Less to remember means less opportunity for human error.

As long as all can be adjusted independently, it should work fine.

One good piece of advice to pass on.  When setting up the lighting, decide what is going to be your main light.  Get that set up first the way you want it to be.  Your next light will be filling in, or highlighting, so start it at lower power than you're first.  Adjust to taste.

Then add the next.

And so on.

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