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Old 02-06-2006, 10:40 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi fellow GG'rs ...

I'm still in the beginning of completing my home studio setup.
At the moment I have a softbox (24x36in), 2 umbrellas, a 10 degree grid and some reflectors.

Now I am about to order 2 interfit striplights 16x47in from ad*rama for my bees, as they are the cheapest i could find with optional honeycomb grids...

Is this a good choice? And what will I be able to do with them?
Do I need 2 striplights to get nice highlighting on legs , for example ?

I would love to see some pictures using (mainly) strip lights ...

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Old 02-06-2006, 11:47 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Peter,

I have a single Interfit strip in the same size for my Alien Bees. I tend to use it for accent or background lighting favoring my Octobox, 36x48" photoflex, and beauty dish for key lights. It's a great box and built pretty tough. Just make sure you get the correct speed ring from Patterson/Interfit. The one they make for the Paul Buff White Lightnings will NOT fit the Bees. You need to get the Balcar version. I believe that Don made the same mistake I did and had to return the WL version in favor of the Balcar.

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Old 02-06-2006, 03:26 PM   #3 (permalink)
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shot these with the paterson strip light. camera left...slightly behind the model...so far for the price I have no complaints and
Scott helped me out on deciding on buying one!




 
 
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Old 02-07-2006, 03:05 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I love those pictures Don. Could it be that they are influenced by jimmy ?
Are you using the same type of lighting ?

But I've been a "fan" of u since i saw your pictures improve so fast... It made my decision a LOT easier , starting studio photography myself! (And spending that much money)
DeAnn developed her skills as fast as you did, and that probably makes you 2 so interesting for me.

Did u ever miss a second striplight ? I am trying to decide if I need to buy a second strip - or save the money for an octadome or beauty dish ...
Like full length leg pictures ?

Btw. I don't really know what a beauty dish does , i mean why are some people using salad bowls and stuff, instead of using ik*a kitchen lamp or other lamp refelctors.
They had parabolic ones , some time ago (I remember because I used one for transmitting a radio signal at 10 GHZ). But this is worth another thread I think.




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Old 02-07-2006, 03:29 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Could it be that they are influenced by jimmy ?


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You bet your butt they are..I've always admired how Jimmy lights his subjects and believe me he's given me enough advice to fill a book!! Now I dont want to steal Jimmys style,but the way he lights just has a great polish to it that catches the eye everytime. I get bored pretty easily with shooting the same old lighting over and over again..so now that I've been taught the basics, its time to experiment again and come up with something different.
However If my experiments fail I have a new technique that I can fall back on!
thanks to Jimmy!

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But I've been a "fan" of u since i saw your pictures improve so fast... It made my decision a LOT easier , starting studio photography myself! (And spending that much money)
DeAnn developed her skills as fast as you did, and that probably makes you 2 so interesting for me.


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Thanks for the compliments, DeAnn really enjoys the modeling, but only does it for a hobby and to help me out with learning she's really sacrificed alot for me and put up with with alot of criticism be it good or bad, but end the long run I think it helped and really shows in her images.

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Did u ever miss a second striplight ? I am trying to decide if I need to buy a second strip - or save the money for an octadome or beauty dish ...
Like full length leg pictures ?


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I would like to have a second strip light and a better way to control my hair light. I have a 30x40 softbox and my homemade Beauty Dish..I'd say my beauty dish gets alot more work than my softbox does...I like the way the light falls off with it better than the softbox. so I have my main light covered, the rest I want to add for polish!

Hope I answered some of your questions.

Thanks again for the kind words!!
Don.

P.S. this was done with a striplight,a 10 degree spot grid for main, and a hairlight.


 
 
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Ok I have to ask since I'm not finding much.

What is a strip light?
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Ok I have to ask since I'm not finding much.

What is a strip light?







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its a magical light that makes women instantly remove thier clothing to tacky music!! [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img] [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img] [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]

Actually its a Softbox that is thin and tall...sometimes called a strip dome,strip box...
 
 
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I've always admired how Jimmy lights his subjects and believe me he's given me enough advice to fill a book!! Now I dont want to steal Jimmys style,but the way he lights just has a great polish to it that catches the eye everytime.

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I'd buy the book instantly. Seriously, is it possible to share the "secrets"?
Like how the pictures above were lighted? Maybe including f-stops?

I've been reading a lot about lighting, but most books just aren't practical enough.
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