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    Red face Which lights for studio?

    Finally I will soon be out and about, filming studio and indoor location shoots. Which type of lighting would you folks recommend?

    I am considering two options, the lamps with shiny reflective umbrellas (or white) and the ones with lightbox style covers.

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    2 variable, continous lighting rigs with softboxes and mix of gels should help you get the shots.
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    If you're working professionally: Kino Flo Diva lights.

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    And if you are not and are poor and lazy like me - B and Q site lights. Cheap and crap - also like me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark W View Post
    And if you are not and are poor and lazy like me - B and Q site lights. Cheap and crap - also like me.
    So it's not just me that uses those then?

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    I'm a Wilkos aka Wilkinsons hardware store chain 4.99 security light kind of person, but I'm just starting out. Oh, I did spend 99p on a nut and bolt, as I'm converting it for video use.

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    Hologen work lights work well too... on the cheap
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    I hope I get my diy video light ready by next week, someone's coming to my photography studio to have some still photos taken, might finish up video interviewing her as well, for another project.
    I like the way they do these interviews on TV, they have a kind of 'stark' setting, plain background, light at a certain angle on the face, subject looks slightly off camera, makes it more dramatic.
    Can use my photo studio lights or my improvised halogen video light, I guess.

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    Noboby ever seems to mention pars when cheap lighting is mentioned. Good for bouncing light, I tend to use them on evry shoot in some capacity, back lighting, highlighting a plant etc. Bulbs are available for them up to 1000 watts in extremely narrow beam angle up to flood and can be changed in a few seconds. Here's a link to some (I have no connection to this company) Par Cans | Par 56 | Par 64

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    I also have another on the cheap option.

    IKEA | Lighting | Floor lamps | NOT | Floor uplighter

    3.59 (!). Add 150w ikea halogen bulb and away you go. The tubes are in several parts.

    Nice and bright if you are in a normal sized room. Sort of soft and directional and wont melt you like the site lights will.

    I dont need the brightness of the site lights as my jvc is very sensitive.

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