Join Abba Shapiro for an in-depth discussion in this video How much power do you need, part of Up and Running with Studio Strobes.
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Abba, power, right? We need power for lights.…We talked about with the speed lights, little double A batteries.…Not nearly as powerful as this, right?…>> No, that, that, there's some pretty powerful…juice coming out of these two items here.…This one.…Has it self contained.…As a matter of fact, both of these have a little bit of…self-contained power and so we're really looking at three different types of power…sources for your strobes.…>> Let's start with the actual sort of monolights themselves.…
Many of them, on the back, if they have a power chord,…are designed to just the power right in and plug into the wall.…And they will run. And, and that's useful, right?…If you've got access to, plugging into the wall power, fine.…You can run off of alternating current, AC power.…>> Yeah.…>> Great extension cords, use it, right?…I see people using batteries…all the time when they're right next to electrical outlets.…>> Yeah, I'm a big fan of a self-contained unit.…Because it's small, I can pick it up, I can move it,…
- 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