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Old June 18th, 2012, 01:19 AM   #1
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Lighting on the cheaper...


I am trying to get some lighting (I have a small LED to hook up to the camcorder) for some interviews I have coming up, and looking around at lighting I see everything from Lowel RIFA ex to $100 systems on Ebay using those curly type lighbulb.

I know that you get what you pay for, and if you go cheap, then that's what you have. But I do know that from different boards there are lots of people shooting documentaries and interviews who don't have much money and do have lighting, so maybe there is something which is cheaper and semi durable, or cheaper and good as long as you take good care of it.

Are there any suggestions you can offer to me please.

BN, Porters, Ebay,

Brands? Household light bulbs, or the ones that you need gloves to put in, LED.

Thanks for taking the time to read this.
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Old June 18th, 2012, 11:30 PM   #2
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Re: Lighting on the cheaper...

lowel is the cheapest but is still professional.
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Old June 18th, 2012, 11:34 PM   #3
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Re: Lighting on the cheaper...

Missed again, Bob................

Try here: Photon Management Forum at

Really about time you did some exploring here, there's masses of it.

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Old June 21st, 2012, 12:08 PM   #4
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Re: Lighting on the cheaper...

If you're just using it for interview-style lighting, check out this too: DVeStore, Stellar Diva Ring Light

There's a video of it in use, and I've used in in photography as well as videos with great results. I wouldn't use it for anything other than interview/talking head style shots, but work a look if that's what you're after.
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