RetouchPRO

Go Back   RetouchPRO > Technique > Photography
Register Blogs FAQ Site Nav Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


Photography Both digital and film. Discussions about cameras, gear, exposure, technique, and sharing your photography

what are the basic lightning for a home studio?

Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 10-24-2008, 09:49 PM
r_dg r_dg is offline
Member
 
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 78
what are the basic lightning for a home studio?

im sort of new in photograpgy, well i know how to use a camera and
take good pictures but i want to get to the next level, but the problem
is i dont really know what kind off lightning should i buy... like the softboxes, umbrella reflectors etc... and some people from stores always wants to get
some advantage from people who dont really know about it...



and other thing, does everyone know a site from a fashion photographer with backstage scenes? im trying to learn more about this kind of photos.

thanks for the help...
Reply With Quote top
  #2  
Old 10-24-2008, 10:38 PM
0lBaldy's Avatar
0lBaldy 0lBaldy is offline
Senior Member
Patron
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 3,580
Re: what are the basic lightning for a home studio

http://www.davehillphoto.com/ (After the page loads.. scroll down and on the right hand side at the bottom.... click on "Behind the Scenes")
Enjoy the behind the scenes glimpse of an artist!
Reply With Quote top
  #3  
Old 10-24-2008, 11:40 PM
r_dg r_dg is offline
Member
 
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 78
Re: what are the basic lightning for a home studio

thank you, its great to see and learn how the pro photographers work!
Reply With Quote top
  #4  
Old 10-28-2008, 06:41 PM
neumanns neumanns is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Posts: 48
Re: what are the basic lightning for a home studio

I don't know what gear you have or what your willing to invest. A good starting point would be a hot shoe flash, 30 somthing inch umbrella (bounce/shootthru), a reflector, a simple lightstand, and a way to get the flash off camera.

If off camera lighting is new to you a simple set up like this will give a ton of options and allow you to expierment with the concepts involved. Once you understand how to get the most out of this equipment then you will better understand what gear comes next.

Someone with good knowledge and a simple setup can produce better quality than someone with all the gear and no understanding of how to use it. I suppose it comes natural to some but learning lighting has been one of my bigger challanges. Right up there with advancing my photoshop skill's!
Reply With Quote top
  #5  
Old 10-28-2008, 09:01 PM
DiamondsDr47 DiamondsDr47 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Brooklyn
Posts: 122
Re: what are the basic lightning for a home studio

Go to a pro store they dont want to take advantage of you rather help you,
but at first buy some books on lighting, watch Dean Collins video, visit the forums, etc...
Reply With Quote top
  #6  
Old 11-02-2008, 12:42 AM
r_dg r_dg is offline
Member
 
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 78
Re: what are the basic lightning for a home studio

thank you so much! really appreaciate your help, i know it's very important to know how to use the light, sometimes i just think of a photo and were would i like to be bright and dark but dont know what to use thats my principal problem that i know were lights should be but not what kind of light...
Reply With Quote top
  #7  
Old 11-02-2008, 05:08 AM
pellepiano pellepiano is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Stockholm, Sweden
Posts: 393
Re: what are the basic lightning for a home studio

I started with some cheap china strobes like the ones you find on Ebay ( 110ws ) that came with some shoot thru umbrellas and stands. And I still use them =)

For on location shoots I use cheap Cactus triggers and a couple of Vivitar 285hv flash.

For studio strobes there is a great thread on Model Mayhem with lighting scenarios and example images and lots of resources ..

http://www.modelmayhem.com/po_big.ph...id=96872&page=

For using on camera flash off camera check all the tuteorials on the www.strobist.site
Reply With Quote top
  #8  
Old 11-10-2008, 04:22 AM
L33t's Avatar
L33t L33t is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Posts: 115
Re: what are the basic lightning for a home studio

I like softboxes more, because it gives you softer light or you could combine that
Reply With Quote top
  #9  
Old 11-10-2008, 04:56 AM
pellepiano pellepiano is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Stockholm, Sweden
Posts: 393
Re: what are the basic lightning for a home studio

The "softness" of light is more dependent on the relative size of the light source. As "softness" in this case ( light falloff ) is dependent on non paralell light hitting the subject.
Reply With Quote top
Reply

  RetouchPRO > Technique > Photography


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Cameras: Lightning kit L33t Hardware 0 10-24-2008 11:17 AM
Retouchers Required for London Studio thislittlefish Classifieds 0 03-14-2008 12:40 PM
free retouching of studio photos retouching Classifieds 0 01-27-2008 05:19 AM
Tungsten Lightning leigh Photo Retouching 1 12-20-2007 06:29 AM
Press release: PhotoAcute Studio 2.0 Doug Nelson Software 0 10-03-2006 07:28 AM


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:56 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.
Copyright © 2016 Doug Nelson. All Rights Reserved