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Old Apr 19, 2005, 5:50 PM   #1
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I was hoping to get some feedback/recommendations on (easy to setup-breakdown/operate) portable lighting kits to be used mainly for: 1) formal wedding shots, 2) on location portrait photos/head shots, and perhaps on a limited basis for 3) real estate (i.e.; interior photos), and4) product photos.

I am leaning toward constant lighting (flood) kits with 2-3 lights vs flash for better consistancy/control....anyone have any thoughts/pluses-minuses in comparing the two? How about types of lights- tungsten vs fluorescent/others?

Also- I would prefer units/kits with rechargable power units vs alway needing an outlet nearby.

Here's my current setup- Canon 20D, Canon EFS- 17-85 IS, Canon EF- 75-300 IS,Canon Speedlite 550EX....

Thanks for your help!!!......................Drew
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Old Apr 21, 2005, 11:32 AM   #2
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I was hoping to get some feedback/recommendations on (easy to setup-breakdown/operate) portable lighting kits to be used mainly for: 1) formal wedding shots, 2) on location portrait photos/head shots, and perhaps on a limited basis for 3) real estate (i.e.; interior photos), and 4) product photos.

I am leaning toward constant lighting (flood) kits with 2-3 lights vs flash for better consistancy/control....anyone have any thoughts/pluses-minuses in comparing the two? How about types of lights- tungsten vs fluorescent/others?

Also- I would prefer units/kits with rechargable power units vs alway needing an outlet nearby.

Here's my current setup- Canon 20D, Canon EFS- 17-85 IS, Canon EF- 75-300 IS, Canon Speedlite 550EX....

Thanks for your help!!!......................Drew
Constant lighting is great for static subjects. However, it's a little harder to work with when shooting people (any slight movement, blinking, etc, will show up). I would recommend a portable Norman lighting system like this:
http://www.adorama.com/NMA400BML.html

It works well as a hand held unit, or can be used with all sorts of reflectors, diffusers & modifers.

Many wedding photographers also like Quantum systems like this: http://www.adorama.com/NMA400BML.html
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Old Apr 22, 2005, 12:16 PM   #3
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There is definately a big difference in the philosophies of continuous lighting and strobes. With strobes your are going to get in with flash meters and a lot of trial and error, however you will be able to stop action and shoot at a greater depth of field. Continuous lighting is easier using the cameras meter and longer exposers, but is better for still life or your interior work.

As for strobes and location. There is a great new system of battery/AC powered flash heads from Photogenic that may interest you. Check out:
http://sell-it-on-the-net.com/online..._studiomax.htm

And for continuous your best bet would be either of these two:

http://sell-it-on-the-net.com/online..._lite_kits.htm

http://sell-it-on-the-net.com/online..._lite_kits.htm

However, for your work you would probably be better off with the StudioMax lls.
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