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Lighting with Digital
Old 10-26-2004, 09:52 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Would like to know what those of you who are shooting digital are using for studio lighting--strobes or continuous? I am using a Nikon D70 and have read that continuous lighting works best with digital. I am seeing some very good work on here from other D70's or the Canon digitals. I am getting ready to purchase a package, just wanted some advice on which way to go.
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Old 10-26-2004, 10:53 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I'm using strobes and I would venture to say that most folks on the forum are. In a studio continuous light gets kinda hot and I find is usually harder to move around.

Bob

Besides, with results like this....
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Old 10-26-2004, 11:23 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I shoot a D100 and use strobes.. I would guess that the people who claim better results with hot lights are using auto white balance.

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Old 10-26-2004, 11:29 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I use continuous lighting, although I cheerfully admit it is a budget issue, not an aesthetic one. While continuous lighting works better with digital cameras than with film cameras, it's still not as good as strobes for getting a lot of light easily. Just my 2 cents...

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Old 10-26-2004, 12:53 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Well.....there are as many answers to this as the age old Canon vs Nikon argument.....

The best thign is to choose what fits your budget best and leaves room to grow... I'll tlak about the two I have expierence with and leave the others for others

Dynalite has some incredible starter packs and is a good setup to start with and they have some incredible light shaping tools as well...Reasonably priced...call Jason at Unique Photo to get the best deal possible...Dynalites are workhorses and great for the hobbyist as well as some pro photogs use them...


Profotos is what we have in studio.... Acute 2 powerpacks and multiple heads as well as a large amount of light shaping tools...Profotos are more in line with a pro level light scource and as such are a bit more pricey but have an incredible work life....I have seen 10-12 year old packs still kicking....

Once again it comes down to a personal preference....and budget....and seriousness are you going to be a hobbyist? are you going to do this for many years?? are you going to try to step up and see where photography can take you?
Are you going to be portable? or Studio? All of these are factors in your decision and choice ...

Decide what and how you plan to work....then look at your options.....then call Jason at Unique Photo and he will take good care fo you....


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Old 10-26-2004, 01:07 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I am using a Nikon D70 and have read that continuous lighting works best with digital.

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Where'd you read that?

Personally, I use both; not to say I generally mix continuous and strobes (altho sometimes I do, but when I do I'm mixing strobes with daylight producing HMIs.)

Continous lighting is especially nice if you want to see what you're getting before capturing the image (and in some ways offers better control and manipulation of the lights). Since most shooters who are using continuous lighting are using tungsten lights, they're often shooting at wider apertures and slower shutter speeds which might impact focus if they're not careful.

I'd say go with what you feel most comfortable with. But certainly play around with both. If you can't tell much difference (lighting-wise) between what you shot ten or five or two years ago, you're probly not experimenting and/or developing new and different approaches to your lighting.
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Old 10-26-2004, 05:08 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I use to use continuous "hot" lights with my Nikon D100, then I lucked into a set of three 400WS strobes and two 30" softboxes. Moving up to strobes gave my images a great look ... and my studio is MUCH cooler. While the strobes are great, I'd have to say that I'm not married to one type of light. Many times I just use the modeling lights and softboxes (get yourself a f1.8 or f2.8 if you want this to work best).

Shot this of Kimberly last night using two modeling lights inside 30" softboxes.



Another shot of Kimberly from last night with the strobes on.


Ultimately, I agre with most on this forum -- it's mostly a budget issue.
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Old 10-26-2004, 05:38 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Alien Bees Busy Bee Package upgraded to 1600 ws lights

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Old 10-27-2004, 12:38 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Can you explain the modeling light on the strobes please. Those are some really nice images...
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Old 10-27-2004, 12:42 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Max,

I am a college student again...at 34..I cant afford either true strobes or professional hot lights...Im as cheap as it gets..here is one shot with 20.00 home depot lights..40.00 total for 2 500 watt lights..
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