Light source recommendation needed

Discussion in 'UK Photography' started by Richard, Aug 4, 2007.

  1. Richard

    Andy Hewitt Guest

    And you have a total lack of civility. Were you descended from Nazis or
    something? You behave like you are the photographic God, and expect
    everyone to kiss your sentient arse. To be quite frank, you are an
    arrogant tit, and I very rarely descend to such a level as to start name
    calling, but I think it is deserved in your case.

    You didn't even try to respond to my comments about the fire hazards, so
    perhaps you don't know anything either!
    Andy Hewitt, Aug 6, 2007
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    Aug 3, 2007
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    assistance with Britek Lights

    Hello all:

    I posted a message with some questions about Britek photo lights as I saw a thread about their comparison with others, but uit sems to have goten lost.

    I shall try again. I am looking a 3000W Britek Soft Light set from Steve Kaeser in CA. The prce seems right as I am a furniture maker, not photographer by trade. I wish to take digital and some film (slides) pictures of my current and future workofr a portfolioand to put on my web site.

    I have some limited exerpience in furniture photgraphy and know that a min. of three lights and a boom and backdrop are needed for a good presention.

    I don't take the lights on the road and I am a one man shop so "wear and tear" will be minimal, thought I will havstorage cases for all equipment.

    If anyone feels there are better lights for the money, and please don't say Smith Victor! (I have used them and they are not worth it to me. ) Then please contact via this forum or my email which I will list in a separate posting as they seem to be blocked in this forum.

    Thanks again

    Sunset Woodworking
    sunsetwood, Aug 6, 2007
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    Aug 3, 2007
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    Sunsetwood email

    Hello again:

    Here is my email if any wish to contact me directly:

    sunsetwood "at"

    I think you know how to interpret the "at"!! :)
    sunsetwood, Aug 6, 2007
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    Chris Savage Guest

    Really? I've spent a few days shooting with Bowens and Arri redheads and
    the heat they generate makes them very unpleasant to work around. I now
    use flash whenever I can.

    The Bowens had a very useful feature of stripping the paint off the
    (correctly specified) Bowens snoot. Both Bowens and Arris would happily
    melt, and no doubt set fire to, a light tent from any distance inside
    ~60 cm. After a half day's shooting they were unhandleable for at least
    ten minutes.
    Chris Savage, Aug 8, 2007
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    Tony Polson Guest

    Exactly my point, Chris. Anyone who thinks halogen work lights are in
    any way suitable for lighting small items must be seriously deranged.
    But I think we knew that anyway!
    Tony Polson, Aug 8, 2007
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    Rob Morley Guest

    The Sun is suitable for lighting small objects, and that's a bit more
    than a couple of kilowatts.
    Rob Morley, Aug 8, 2007
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    Tony Polson Guest

    I never knew the UK was so well supplied with such complete idiots.

    Are you by any chance related to Andy Hewitt?
    Tony Polson, Aug 8, 2007
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    Rob Morley Guest

    I imagine you're one of those people for whom there is only one way to
    do things 'properly', and that way is your way. You are blinkered,
    inflexible and unoriginal, perhaps to the extent of having a personality
    disorder, learning disability or autistic spectrum disorder. You are
    emotionally stunted and unfulfilled. I fart in your general direction.
    Rob Morley, Aug 9, 2007
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    JL Guest

    Correct white balance can be achieved using a digital greycard like this and
    shooting in RAW:

    Jean-Luc Ernst

    "Rob Morley" <> a écrit dans le message de ...
    I'd be wary of fluorescents because they aren't full spectrum so may
    cause problems with colour rendition. Incandescent lamps may need
    correction for colour temperature, but that's easily achieved with a
    filter or by digital manipulation.
    JL, Aug 9, 2007
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    howard Guest

    Not to mention a complete lack of imagination and creativity.

    Rather important qualities for 'a photographer', I'd have thought.
    howard, Aug 9, 2007
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