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Old 11-08-2005, 12:00 AM   #1 (permalink)
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HELP!! I was considering getting a boom arm and stand for hairlight...but looking at my studio situation..Im thinking a single track on the ceiling might work better..is there a Guerilla photography way of creating a track? attaching the light??? and so on???? Suggestions and tips please!!

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In my studios we always used something attached to the ceiling rather than a boom, I hate cluttered floors if possible. A track would be perfect, but since we usually had three poles hanging from pulleys for backgrounds, we'd use one of those for the hairlight and could place it whereever we wanted, and drape the cable off to one side. Sorry I don't have a pictire. It really depends on the height of your ceiling, the higher the better. If its low, you could also rig a way to bounce the light so it makes a soft hairlight. Me, I rarely use it anymore anyway, I think its kind of a dated look, unless you're going after a full-blown glitzy back light kind of thing. Check out these two shots of Cindy Margolis, the yellow background was a couple years ago, the green from 10 years ago.



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HELP!! I was considering getting a boom arm and stand for hairlight...but looking at my studio situation..Im thinking a single track on the ceiling might work better..is there a Guerilla photography way of creating a track? attaching the light??? and so on???? Suggestions and tips please!!

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Don, I hope you don't mind me horning in on your thread but I would appreciate any guidance on a GOOD boom setup. I have the Alien Bees boom and it is a major pain in the butt to adjust. I saw a Red-Wing boom at one time and I think they went out of business. Any help or suggestions would be helpful. Thanks1
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LMAO!!!! not at your light....I read this, this morning at 5 am before going to work...I guess I was tired because the GORILLA model didnt hit me until I was at work three hours later!!!!! thats Classic Ron!!!!!!!!
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Thanks Andy!!...Cindy Margolis??? mmmm I dont think she'll be visiting my studio anytime soon!!! I have three poles for background also and was considering that..but I always want to be able to mount a large soft box over head to try some lighting from above stuff......

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Ya know...with your ingenuity and craftmanship...how about a little angle iron for attaching to the ceiling (kinda like a support for a garage door opener) and a single rail from a garage door with a couple rollers. Bolt a plate to the rollers and arrange a quick disconnect on the plate for a variety of interfacing plates you could fasten to any of your other lights. Just a thought. Give me a couple weeks and I may have time to sketch this up. I'm thinking in your garage it's real doable.

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Mount a light base (or a strobe mount stud) on a lazy susan.

Mount the lazy susan on the ceiling.

Maybe a quick attach setup like for a smoke alarm.

Put a small eye bolt in one edge so that you can steer and anchor the assembly in position with a length of fishing line.



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