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Old July 4th, 2010, 12:09 PM   #1
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lighting question

Most of my work is in the outdoors but this year we've added some product reviews where we are running with a studio set up of sorts. Self made of course to save money. I'm having some lighting issues where I'm just not getting enough good light. The studio we made and use is less than 10 X 10 so we don't have to light a lot of space. Money is a big concern as we are just getting things up and running so it's all out of pocket at this point. What are my best options and what will I be looking at cost wise?
Equipment is usually XL2 but we also use an XH A1 from time to time
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Old July 4th, 2010, 12:33 PM   #2
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Without knowing what light positions you're going to need (key, fill, etc), color temperature, etc. the best advice I could give would be to build up some PVC stands, purchase some Home Depot clamp lights, and hit up Amazon for some color balanced CFLs. Absolute minimum $$$.
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Old July 4th, 2010, 01:53 PM   #3
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Thanks for the response. Gonna look into that
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Old July 5th, 2010, 04:18 PM   #4
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When I went thru this, I found that stands in small rooms get in the way really fast. Ditto the cords.

I poked four 3/8 threaded rods thru the ceiling making a square about 20" in from the walls. In the attic, I attached them to rails that span the rafters. With the rods sticking into the room about a foot, I drilled holes in 1 1/2 Galvanized conduit. Let the conduit go another 12" past the junction. Now you have lots of places to hang lights. Very adjustable. See attached photo. eBay is your friend for getting a good deal on some incandescents like Lowel Omni or Pro. Someday, you'll want a softbox like a Rifa or similar.
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Old July 6th, 2010, 07:26 AM   #5
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