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Video lighting recommendation and still photography

by Frank

Before I start just wanted to say that this is a great site. Very useful. Very SBI. I love SBI!!

I am about to purchase lighting equipment for video and still photography.

You have listed two configurations on your site. One configuration is

CowboyStudio 2275 Watt Digital Video Continuous Softbox Lighting Kit BOOM Set with Carrying Case - 2 Light stands, 2 Softboxes, 1 Boom Kit

and the other is

CowboyStudio 2000 Watt Photography Photo Digital Video Studio Continuous Lighting Light Kit with Carrying Case - 2 light stands, 2 softboxes, 2 Light Heads w/5 bulbs, 10 photo bulbs.

What is the advantage of adding the Boom Kit to the 2 Soft Boxes, under what circumstances would I use the boom and how would I place these lights?

Is it safe to assume that the kit with the Boom also come with all required bulbs, etc?

Thanks for a great site.

Frank Farrell

Comments for
Video lighting recommendation and still photography

Hi Frank,

Thank you for your kind comments.

The Boom kit is used in the studio to provide any form of lighting above the subject, and is particularly effective as a hair light or back light which breaks up the subject from the background.

How you set them up depends on what lighting effect you are going for. I can sometimes play around with the lighting for hours before I'm ready to shoot ;-)

I would personally never assume anything, and always check with the seller what they do and do not include.

Happy videoing.

Mr Video :-)

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