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Offline JLMatterer

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Indoor Lighting Question
« on: September 25, 2018, 16:04:10 »
It's been 28 years since I worked in a portrait studio, and that was well before digital cameras were around, so I need some advice on what's good lighting for taking indoor Playmo photos. This is being advertised online:

1200 Watts White Umbrella Soft box Continuous Lighting Photo Video Studio Kit With Chromakey Background Muslins

This is similar to what I've used before, so I think I can relearn how to manage it correctly; I'd like to have any opinions from those here who do indoor shooting. All of mine is done outdoors because I have nothing adequate to use inside; I'd like to correct that. Much thanks!

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Re: Indoor Lighting Question
« Reply #1 on: September 25, 2018, 18:36:27 »
I use an Ott Light for my small scenes
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Re: Indoor Lighting Question
« Reply #2 on: September 26, 2018, 09:38:02 »
I have a photo table with a double fluorescent tube fixture above and also three LED full spectrum lights directly over where I photograph. The more light you have the better, and lights that duplicate natural sunlight spectrum as much as possible are best.

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Re: Indoor Lighting Question
« Reply #3 on: October 09, 2018, 07:35:39 »
TX. Full spectrum LED sounds great. Did we have those in the '80s?  ;) I'm still considering the set-up in the link. I could use a backdrop, & fixtures to hold the lights, as right now I have nothing. I have to get something useful for indoor photos because the outdoors is just too unreliable, & I can't transport everything I'd like.

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Re: Indoor Lighting Question
« Reply #4 on: October 09, 2018, 08:34:45 »
Good afternoon dear Friends  :wave:

I used to have two of these umbrella style studio lights for my Return to Regent project and they worked rather well.

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Re: Indoor Lighting Question
« Reply #5 on: October 09, 2018, 12:24:18 »
That looks like a good kit. But the list contains three green backdrops, instead of one each of green, white and black as shown in the picture. Probably just a mistake, but it might be worth checking!
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