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Hey guys I need some recommendations for lighting equipment. can you recommend me something for my home... low mid and high budgets are welcome. I really need this urgently.

asked Feb 25 '13 at 10:19

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If you look on Amazon for the brand Cowboy Studio, they have some nice low-mid end lighting equipment kits.

answered Feb 25 '13 at 10:28

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thanks for the link.

(Feb 25 '13 at 13:18) rahul247rocks rahul247rocks's gravatar image

if you are on a really low budget, then go for cheap clamp lights http://www.homedepot.com/h_d1/N-5yc1v/R-100354511/h_d2/ProductDisplay?catalogId=10053&langId=-1&keyword=work+light&storeId=10051#.USuU1FdZTOs

You can still tape on gels and diffusers to the front, or mod them a bit.

if you get lights that are pretty close to a daylight balance, then then you will have the greatest compatibility with a wide range of gels, and you will get good skin tones since even low cost incandescents are pretty good with with skin tones. and if you get all of your lighting to be the same color temperature, then a simple calibration with a gray card is all it takes (and no fidgeting with other settings to compensate for multiple color temperature light sources.

PS you can also use quality compact florescent lights with them, and be creative with diffusing the lights. (PS it is cheaper to build your own lighting kit, than to buy a premade one)

answered Feb 25 '13 at 11:49

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edited Feb 25 '13 at 11:52

See I wanna try out differnt solutions so can you also advice me something for mid and high range budget.

(Feb 25 '13 at 13:19) rahul247rocks rahul247rocks's gravatar image

if you need to go higher end, then LED light panels are the way to go.

The benefit of LED panels is that they can maintain a pretty consistent color temperature across much of their brightness range, this allows you to set the camera to a fixed color temperature and have different panels and different brightnesses to add depth to a scene, and not end up with issues that require a ton of post production work (e.g. having to adjust color balances for shadows and highlights separately)

(Feb 25 '13 at 13:52) Razor512 Razor512's gravatar image

For a low end budget, get desk lamps and put a piece of tissue paper over the opening where the light comes out so you get softer shadows. I would use one on the left of the set and one on the right and one behind. Hope this helps!!

answered Feb 25 '13 at 13:10

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Robert Longo


That sounds like a fire hazard lol, but way to improvise.

(Feb 25 '13 at 13:56) IamTechCrazy IamTechCrazy's gravatar image
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