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Re: Request advice for quality home portrait lighting in tight space...
« Reply #15 on: January 31, 2013, 07:05:18 PM »
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« Reply #15 on: January 31, 2013, 07:05:18 PM »

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Re: Request advice for quality home portrait lighting in tight space...
« Reply #16 on: January 31, 2013, 07:30:40 PM »
Hi,

I would like to step up my portrait photography - and maybe even have a little home photography business.

I have a limited space (my living room - about 20 square meters) and would like to purchase quality, small, lighting for portraits. The whole setup needs to be totally collapsible, and easy to setup /dismantle - so I can pull it out, do my thing, and put it away. I was thinking of LEDS on stands ? Can anyone guide me here to some kind of kit ?
Any feedback is appreciated.

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« Reply #17 on: February 02, 2013, 08:04:29 PM »
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Re: Request advice for quality home portrait lighting in tight space...
« Reply #18 on: February 10, 2013, 02:31:53 PM »
You will need eggcrate modifiers in small spaces because light bouncing around will reduce the effect you are trying to create.

I use two Cheetah Boxes 24x24 and the eggcrate (soft, foldable) comes with the unit. Bigger boxes are available with eggcrate, too. Look at the Fotodiox units, availalbe from Amazon or directly. 24 can be too small for portraits that include more of the body.

Buy simple muslins and black cloth, too, for light control.

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Re: Request advice for quality home portrait lighting in tight space...
« Reply #18 on: February 10, 2013, 02:31:53 PM »