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Old August 19th, 2003, 06:33 PM   #1
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Home made lighting setup. Comments wanted :)

Hello,

Yesterday and today I spend some time trying to make an three point lighting setup while not spending too much dollars (well, euro's in here)

A picture says more than a thousand words, so here are the pictures:

http://home.planet.nl/~snuve011/bram/lighting1.jpg
http://home.planet.nl/~snuve011/bram/lighting2.jpg
http://home.planet.nl/~snuve011/bram/lighting3.jpg
http://home.planet.nl/~snuve011/bram/lighting4.jpg
http://home.planet.nl/~snuve011/bram/lighting5.jpg
http://home.planet.nl/~snuve011/bram/lighting6.jpg
http://home.planet.nl/~snuve011/bram/lighting7.jpg


Comments are welcome...

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Is Tungsten a brand name or a standard for light colour? The light bulps appear to be "tungsten studio lights" according to the manual. On the contradiction they are just cheap build lights (5 euro's for the small ones an 15 for the big one)

p.s 2
Oh and would a fourth light do any good cos I heard this is used to soften background shadows.
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Old August 19th, 2003, 06:48 PM   #2
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Consider picking up a book on lighting from your local camera store. Most good books will explain the basic types of lights and depict the configurations you are asking about by example.
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Old August 19th, 2003, 07:46 PM   #3
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You should consider, atleast, buying some real stands, you may not realize it now, but having lightweight, portable, adjustable stands, is important. I think you can get some cheap light stands for about $20 a peice at bhphoto.com.
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Old August 19th, 2003, 07:53 PM   #4
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Bram:

Could you post pics of the results of your lightning from a sample scene or something like that?
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Old August 20th, 2003, 06:07 AM   #5
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<<<-- Originally posted by Alex Knappenberger : You should consider, atleast, buying some real stands, you may not realize it now, but having lightweight, portable, adjustable stands, is important. I think you can get some cheap light stands for about $20 a peice at bhphoto.com. -->>>

Alex,

The pictures do not show this, but the top of the stand is adjustable. Due to the weight of the lamps leaning forward, it automatically "grips". The stands itself are not too heavy (about 1 kg including cross)

I'll make some sample pic's this afternoon.

I live in Holland by the way, so bhphoto isn't an option for me... If I stumble into some nice light and adjustable stand's I'll check them out ;)
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Tungsten is not a brand name. It is the name of the metal used to make the filaments in the bulbs.
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Old August 20th, 2003, 03:49 PM   #7
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Hi Bram,

I think you should buy this lighting video by John Jackman of DV magazine:

http://www.rbookshop.com/engineering...1578201152.htm

It is also available at www.amazon.com

Rev. John Jackman does a good job and explains much of what you'll
need to know in very simple terms.
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Old August 20th, 2003, 06:52 PM   #8
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I'm pretty impressed with the stands. Throw a couple of sand bags over the feet and I'll bet they'd be real sturdy.
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Old August 21st, 2003, 04:57 PM   #9
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<<I think you should buy this lighting video by John Jackman of DV magazine:>>

Not to nit pick Jacques, but your sending him to a link for a book...not a video. By the way, just got the MARzPak. Great piece...but that's for another thread.
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Old August 22nd, 2003, 09:36 AM   #10
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I didn't know of the book version . . . just assumed it was the video . . . WHIFF ;0
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