Advice on Amateur Studio setup

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  1. chrisebabey

    chrisebabey
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    I'm looking for advice on Lighting / Backdrops for some Amateur Studio work. Its for Baby and Animal Portriats, i'm guessing i would need 2 good daylight lights and a neutral backdrop. If anyone has a simular setup and can point me in the right direction i would be most grateful.

    My Kit is a Nikon D50 with the kit lense of a D70 (18-70)

    C/B
     
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    I purchased some Elinchrom studio flash heads and use colorama paper which comes in a zillion colours depending on what mood you want to convey.

    I dont know what you mean by daylight lights but if your referring to the old tungsten daylight heads I think they are not so widely used anymore in studios.

    Flash is the way to go IMHO because it is temperature stable and very little heat.
    The D-Lite 2 are digital so are adjustable to 1/10 of a stop on a 5 stop range. Thats about as goods as it gets even for the pro stuff which works over a 6 stop range

    Beware cheap Chnese imports on fleabay etc.

    I got mine here

    Old thread posted here

    Hope this helps
     
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    Thankyou redmax, you've pointed me in the direction i need to go. Why isn't anything to do with camera's simple? :boring:
     

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