lighting kit for students
Posted 03 March 2008 - 04:51 PM
Posted 03 March 2008 - 05:17 PM
I hate to recomend these lights because they are flimsy and plastic construction, but look into britek lights. Like I said, they aren't very high quality, but if they are treated well they will last you through school and above all they are cheap. Only work with the softbox briteks. When the box is off and its used open faced, they are nearly worthless, their spread is too uneven. I think you can get a full softbox kit with 2 or 3 lights, stands, bulbs and softboxes for around $600-800.
Posted 03 March 2008 - 05:26 PM
I got 2 Mole 2Ks solar spots off of Ebay for $150 each, with bulbs and doors! that's just unheard of!
Grab a few omnis, a few 1Ks, and you'll be ok in the end. The lowel stuff is pretty "limiting," but it does well enough in a pinch.
Also, i'd say get some gels and some grip stuff. Get some diffusion, I like 216, some 1/2 CTO and CTB. Get a C stand, and ya know, maybe some Cartillini clamps and the like.
Posted 04 March 2008 - 04:31 PM
Gels (inc. diffusion, CTO, CTB)
They can all be picked up pretty cheap second hand.