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OK, so a few folks here will probably disagree, but if you're indoors (or outdoors for that matter) shooting people, glamour, etc, strobe is the only way to go (for all the aforementioned reasons - heat in the room, the need for excessively bright lights, ability to use smaller f-stops, get crisper images and use less power. Also strobes are the pro way to go. I recall when I was starting out (no, it wasn't by candlelight), I was concerned about strobes - how would I know where the light was, how would I know how intense it was? Well... back then we had light meters and Polaroid backs, and we used strobes with a modeling light in them to see the light, and aid in focusing. Now at least you still should have a flash meter to get you into the ball park, but you can use the LCD screen to replace the Polaroid. I haven't peeled back a Polaoid in a couple years, even when I was shooting film, because I'd use my Nikon D70 as a mock Polaroid, and it worked great. Once you do strobes for a while, it becomes second nature. BUT.... doing strobes on a glamour shoot, you need strobes with modeling lights and some flash power, not just the hot-shoe style flash units. You could use one or two of those on a slave for background purposes, but that's about it. You need to see the light. Get the Alien Bees or any other real flash unit, and learn how to use them like every other photographer has. (Andy's version of tough love). [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
Andy Pearlman Studio
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Yep,... I second that! [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]
There are so many more uses for strobes, like the Alien Bee lights mentioned, over hot lights..