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Lighting.... Can someone give me an idea what this equipment is? (link inside)
Ok, I know it's an octogan style softbox... but what size? It looks like an alienbee behind it - assuming strobe. And what size reflector? I am a newb to lighting, completely ignorant. And since I cant find anyone in Orlando to teach/allow me to sit in... I am about lost here..

Any idea's along with links to the products would be great. I would be using them for outside set ups like this, so I guess ill need external power?.

Thanks for the help.

LINK: http://jacobthephotographer.com/060907/.

Watch the video, it has the items on it...

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The Octabox looks like a Chinese knock off, maybe, given the gold and silver panels, an Amvona.

Http://cgi.ebay.com/...0QQcategoryZ79008QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem.

The lights could be anything and the size of the reflector can be gauged by the size of the people in the video..

Brian A...

Comment #1

Gotcha... I have been told I could capture the same photo with less yet no one gives me any idea's of such....

ARG! anyone, anyone????..

Comment #2

Let's figure this out..

The photographer is standing right beside the softbox. His head is near the top. His knees are at the bottom..

Question? How far is it from knees to head of lots of people? Answer four feet..

Next the brand of flash doesn't really matter, as long as it is a good brand..

Next yes, you need power. That's why there are extension cords, but now, thank's to the miracle of improved batteries (often called something other than batteries) you can get big batteries to use instead..

To go shopping, Aline Bees will sell you a good flash, a good softbox or covered umbrella it does not really matter and a fancy battery called a Voyageur (perhaps spelled differently).

Add in a decent flash meter Sekonic 308S is good at the low end of the price range and you too can take pictures of women with shorts on, hooker heels, and really weirdly-bent ankles..

No need to jump around assembling the softbox they can go together more slowly and still work..

Biudget matter? Go look at Photek Softlighters, which are a copmbo softbox, ocatgone, unmbrella, and then look on the Alien Bees web site for it's version of a softlighter, to save on shipping..

BAK..

Comment #3

Photographer407 wrote:.

Ok, I know it's an octogan style softbox... but what size? It looks.

Doesn't matter- you want a softbox to be the size of what you're shooting for best results- so you want a selection of boxes for your subject sizes. If you're on a significant budget, you can often get great deals lowballing Amvona products on ebay..

Like an alienbee behind it - assuming strobe. And what sizereflector? I am a newb to lighting, completely ignorant. And since Icant find anyone in Orlando to teach/allow me to sit in... I am aboutlost here..

Funny, took me one Google to get to http://www.orlandocameraclub.com/.

That doesn't count the tons of Web-based resources or classes offered at local educational institutions or seminars..

Any idea's along with links to the products would be great. I wouldbe using them for outside set ups like this, so I guess ill needexternal power?.

Yes, and that's dangerous without a good sinewave inverter *and* grounding if you're not using shore power. You'll probably want insurance too, since the cords are just asking to be tripped over..

Paulhttp://PaulDRobertson.imagekind.com..

Comment #4

I think prefer square/rectangle catch lights so I did not want to spend to much on an octabox so I tried the Amvona version and honestly I really like it and am surprised it only cost me around $125 with there insane shipping ( I think the box price was $50  ).

FYI Amvona speed rings stink!!! but all there boxes work with White Lightning speed rings (same as the Bee's).

RegardsRay.

Hugowolf wrote:.

The Octabox looks like a Chinese knock off, maybe, given the gold andsilver panels, an Amvona.

Http://cgi.ebay.com/...0QQcategoryZ79008QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem.

The lights could be anything and the size of the reflector can begauged by the size of the people in the video..

Brian A..

Http://www.pbase.com/ray645..

Comment #5

Raymond Bradlau wrote:.

I think prefer square/rectangle catch lights so I did not want tospend to much on an octabox so I tried the Amvona version andhonestly I really like it and am surprised it only cost me around$125 with there insane shipping ( I think the box price was $50  ).

I got a 7' Amvona Octobox for less than that off ebay. Personally, I prefer round or octagonal catch lights for portraiture, as it's more "sun"-looking, rectangular catch lights just bug me (It's a pet peeve.) I use the circular mask on my Photoflex a lot for H&S shots..

FYI Amvona speed rings stink!!! but all there boxes work with WhiteLightning speed rings (same as the Bee's).

Yeah, I think all the boxes are Photoflex knock-offs, so they'll work with most rings, though my Novatron ones can't hold up the 7' Oct. Their no-reserve auctions really help make my light modifier budget go far though- if I had all Photoflex, I'd be a few grand down! I'd pay an extra $50 for velcro'd pouches at the end for the rods to come out of to make tear-down quicker though..

I've got a 5' strip box from them that's great for seated/standing portraits, came with a circle mask and louvers, I tend to use the louvers the most as the box is really to skinny for the circle to be big enough to use..

Paulhttp://PaulDRobertson.imagekind.com..

Comment #6

LMAO! That was great... I dont need hooker heels etc.. I just like the coloring, and the tone of her... I prefer classier style of photos and personally I think that guy is an #@$% hole... (personal experience) however his photos (color etc) I do like..

Thank you all for your responses... I sincerley appreciate it!..

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