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Old Nov 26, 2006, 1:32 PM   #1
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Hi,

Can anyone recommend me a Studio Lighting DVD ?

I know that warehouse express give a Lighting DVD by Elinchrom with their Lighting kits.

I want something that will take me from beginner to advanced.

Want to be able to produce some stylish portraits not just the 'School Photo'

Thanks for your help

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Old Nov 26, 2006, 3:41 PM   #2
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Don't know about DVD's, but I do know there are some excellent books on lighting.

You might also try Photoflex. They have an online photo lighting course.

http://www.photoflex.com/

Look down towards the bottom of the page, where it says 'Learn more about First Studio Products'.
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Old Nov 26, 2006, 4:22 PM   #3
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Thanks for your help A.T.

I've got a good book called 'Digital Portrait Photography and Lighting' by Catherine Jamieson but I think seeing a DVD would bean additionalhelp.

The photoflex site that you recommended was very good.

I'm still looking to purchase my first lighting kit and am in two minds as to whether to have flash or continuous lighting.

I will be working in people's homes not a studio.

Photoflex had a nice continuous lighting kit called the 'first studio lighting kit' but I don't think you can get it over here.

I'm sure I can get one just as good by another company though.

Thanks again for your help

Daz
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Old Nov 28, 2006, 7:40 AM   #4
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Continuous lighting can get very hot (hence the name Hot Lights). Not only the unit itself, but the heat from the lamps can make the room you are working in very hot very quickly. If you are doing video, then you must use hot lights, but if only doing stills, I would recomend strobes.

With strobes you will also need to buy a flash meter.
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Old Nov 28, 2006, 12:48 PM   #5
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Thanks A.T

Yes I am going for flash.

I think I'm going for the D-Lite 2 kit by Elinchrom

Daz
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Old Dec 19, 2006, 10:30 AM   #6
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Not DVD's but lots of good lighting info on this site
http://www.studiolighting.net/studio...rce-episode-1/

If you want DVD's there is the re-relesed "Best of Dean Collins" set (4 dvd's)
http://www.deancollins.com/

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