Join Abba Shapiro for an in-depth discussion in this video How many lights do you need?, part of Up and Running with Studio Strobes.
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Alba, one question that I still struggle with when I put…together my light kit was how many lights do I need?…And, and of course the easy answer is how much money do you got.…>> Right and how much can you carry. >> But it's not that simple right.…You can really, let's just sort of break it down at the beginning, having no…strobe lights is, obviously you wouldn't be…watching this class so lets start with one.…Is one light enough?…>> One light is a good…way to learn how to light.…But it is inevitable that you ultimately would…want at least two lights to work with.…
One light you can mold it a little bit and you can have stronger…shadows unless you actually use some modifiers…and reflectors, but if I was going to start…with a kit, knowing that I was going to grow probably within the year,…I think starting off with two lights is a really good place to be and…you can grow from that point.…Even though there are kits that have three…lights and four lights directly out of the box.…>> So, sort of think of it this way, if you are putting together a kit,…
- Why shoot with strobes?
- Buying a lighting setup or parts
- Mixing brands
- Understanding the components of a studio strobe kit
- Getting to know your lights
- Triggering a light
- Setting up your lights effectively
- Testing your strobes
- Modifying strobe lights