Advice please...... studio light versus a second flashgun.
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08-03-10, 12:29 PM
Join Date: Jul 2009
It really depends on your budget. But I have heard good things about the interfit kit. Especially if you're not planning on using them on a regular basis. I've got a 3 head Bowens kit that I bought on special offer at last years Focus in Birmingham. Got it for about £300 cheaper than retail price! So getting to Focus by Wednesday this week may pay off for you if you've got a larger budget.
All you need to get started (as the user cosmicma above said) is a 2 head kit with ideally a trigger. I use a calumet trigger and it was only £50 approx. Most two head kits come with 2 brollies or even 1 brolly and a softbox.
I generally use softboxes in my studio as I love the overall softer light. But when a harsher lighting effect is needed I plonk the brolly on... or even no accessory at all! Just direct light. Make sure you turn the power down though... don't want to blind your model.
Hope this has been of some help to you. My best advice is to really shop around before choosing your lights... as they vary so much in price. My first set of lights were from Jessops that I bought years ago and they were perfect for a starter kit.
All the best,
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