Advice please...... studio light versus a second flashgun.
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18-03-10, 01:59 PM
Join Date: Jul 2009
flash versus studio
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I have a dilemma,.
at the moment I have a Canon 580 ex 2 flash .I can get it off camera with extension cord and do have some idea re bounce effects .
Now do I get a second gun 420 and benefit from multi flash and wireless capabilities or do I go for a basic studio kit .
I am not particularly after equipment recommendations it's more a case of asking those with studio type lighting what are the pro's and cons .
I have read a lot but want to invest wisely.
I recently upgraded to a home studio with a basic home flash kit, and am delighted with the result, and have to say have found it a lot of fun. Whilst the basic lamps/stands/brolley/softbox worked out cheaper than a good gun, you can spend a lot more on all the bits to go with it, such as backround and stands (I was lucky and picked up a shop soiled white vinyl ground for £25 as opposed to £200). Perhaps the most important accessories you will need are wireless trigger (stops you tripping over!) and a flash meter, the latter of which I would suggest is essential.
I think the big difference is in being able to create really moody effects with strong shadows, which I think would be more difficult with small guns - but it's really down to you as to what you want to get out of it.
Hope this helps!
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