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.
Answer by Razor512 · Feb 25, 2013 at 01:49 PM
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)
Answer by Robert Longo · Feb 25, 2013 at 03:10 PM
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!!
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