|Thanks...I'll look at your site tonight. I'll also check out the "busy kit". I'll take your advice and start with minimal set-up to learn.
EDIT: The Busy Bee has been seen by my eyes before. It is in my price range but may overwhelm me as a studio beginner ! However, are the prices much different in these big packages? I'd hate to buy one or two 800s and some other accessories and find that I could have gotten more bang for the buck with a package!
I'll research for sure.
Originally posted by idnic:
Hey Kenny. No I don't work for them, but I sure sing their praises often enough. I suggest Alienbees if you wanna good, reliable, changable and portable lighting solution for full studio use. //alienbees.com/busy.html is an excellent kit... but you don't have to buy everything at once. Personally, I bought 2, then added one a year later, then added another 2 years later. Buy what you can and learn to use it before you add more.... when you know WHY you might need more. I feel the wrong approach is to buy everything and try to figure it all out at once. Since you will be working in a sunroom, remember you have ONE fabulous light source at your disposal already... the sun. Reflectors and modifiers can help you use that to the best effect.
But back to the lighting; have a look at my website. Everything studio there has been done in a 400 square foot space with 4 AB lights (3 400s and 1 800). Read everything you can and decide WHY you need lights - then buy what will give you the effects you want to achieve.
Message edited by author 2009-08-16 23:48:19.