What would be the best light for portriate and product shooting inside?
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Posted 11 September 2014 - 01:23 PM
There are many different kinds of lights for different purposes. For example, sometimes you'll want to use a flash, while at other times, a softbox with a floodlight might be more appropriate or more convenient. You also need to pick an appropriate background. Is there anything specific you're trying to accomplish?
Posted 11 September 2014 - 01:50 PM
For portraiture in the studio I would go with a starter kit from Elinchrom, Profoto or Broncolor and a backround stand with some paper backgrounds and some muslins. If you need softer light than the square softboxes or umbrellas give, get an octabox for one flash. A beauty dish can be very useful too.
For larger products, good flashes are still easiest to use, but get some rasters and snoots to get a harder light for some situations.
For tabletop product shoots, continuous lighting is easiest, as it can be difficult to see shadows with the modelling light at a low setting.
A lot can be done the Strobist way, but the modelling light makes it easier to place studio flashes precisely.