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Old 12-14-2007   #1
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Default Any ideas on cold light?

In these dark days before christmas, I need some light to photograph.

Do you hacve any recommendations (brand, tips on bying) on a good cold light setup?

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Pro or home made? I just saw a YouTube DIY Studio Lighting - The Strip Light That Won't Strip You | DIYPhotography.net video where some guy used daylight balanced flourescent bulbs in two standard white four foot fixtures cobbled onto a couple light stands. He claims he can shoot at ISO 100 at 1/60 at F 4 or so with the fixtures at about four feet from the subject. He didn't say how much it cost him but I'm sure it wasn't much. If I were to do this I would shoot a gray card to get perfect white balance.

Several weeks ago I used one of those real small daylight balanced flourescent bulbs that screw into a standard socket. It was I think 15 watt. I shot a gray card and when I white balanced it, it showed 5500 degrees kelvin at -21 tint. Pretty amazing, but at about $6.00 a bulb it would cost a bleeding fortune to use these as a light source.

There is at least one professional flourescent photographic lighting system, Spiderlights but I don't know much about them. You could Google them.

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Thanks Benji.
I'm not 'a doing it myself' type of person. I will look into spiderlights.


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