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04-06-11, 12:23 AM
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Kingston, Ontario
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ive heard as a general rule, continuous lighting is better for still life and flash is easier for portrait things,
You'll probably get a couple stops less light from two continuous lamps than with two flash guns..... and therefore you'd be hard pressed to get a really fast shutter speed for any moving subject.... as you say, good for still life, and I'd say good for fairly static, traditional portraits - but if you want to put the tripod aside and do the David Bailey thing and poke the camera all around the place and keep moving, you could well be snookered.
There again, many of the very latest cameras are very good with high ISO - so winding up the sensitivity to, say, ISO1600 has less noise side-effects and high ISO is becoming less of a problem now.
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