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So more on continuous lighting...

So I've got strobist_bs on my friends page. It's a blog about using "speedlites" (yeah, it's a Canon trademark, but it's used generically to refer to small portable strobes; Nikon calls their portable strobes "speedlights") in innovative ways to reproduce/replace complicated studio lighting systems.

I've got a basic problem, though. None of my cameras have a flash-shoe, so, as I mentioned, I can't really take advantage of that many of the ideas they post.

The writer, though, was interviewed on the StudioLighting.net podcast E065. Now somehow I had missed StudioLighting.net, but it's an interesting website. In addition to podcasts, they also produce vidcasts, and LSS004 - Natural Light Mixed with Continuous Light it's interesting.

Of course, the really cool bit for me was a link to LinCo/Britek, producer of relatively inexpensive continuous fluorescent lighting systems.

Of particular interest are the bargain "eBay Booster Kit" (each instrument is the equivalent of 175w of incandescent) and the Small Business Kit (270w each, and includes a "professional lighting instructional DVD"). They're cheap enough that they're probably worth buying (rather than going the diy route).

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ladycelia
Jun. 6th, 2008 11:25 pm (UTC)
I certainly wouldn't pay retail for it, but at 70+% off (which is what everything I bought worked out to in the end), it was well worth it. In fact I'll be using it this weekend.
jadecat9
Jun. 6th, 2008 11:33 pm (UTC)
For 70% off? yeah, I'd go for some of their support stuff. Let me know when you hear of their next sale.
ladycelia
Jun. 6th, 2008 11:47 pm (UTC)
The used stuff in particular goes for a song. It's their old demo equipment. Great deals.
ladycelia
Jun. 6th, 2008 11:47 pm (UTC)
Oh, and they have chromakeys and all that kind of stuff. Softboxes from teeny tiny to enormous...it's like a candy store.
jadecat9
Jun. 6th, 2008 11:34 pm (UTC)
What are you shooting this weekend?
ladycelia
Jun. 6th, 2008 11:46 pm (UTC)
A large painting to be used in a "Ken Burns" kind of way in Karsten's documentary about the birthplace of the Buddha. Setting up at his grandmother's old condo--no furniture in the way, plain walls, good power supply, etc., etc.

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