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Thu Nov 17, 2016 1:08 am

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Dandev wrote:
I'm getting ready to buy my first set of strobes for best event photography companies. I've done some research and spoken with PCB sales support who have been great. I'm thinking of getting 3 Einstein's & Cyber Command system. But I still need some final advice - mainly on modifiers.

My shots will vary a lot. The products themselves are tech products (some are shiny), ranging from cell phone size to toaster oven size. May be shot high key or low key. But I will also need to shoot them being built in a factory or on an assembly line. This would include someone sitting on a bench doing hand assembly, or a big production machine 15 feet wide, or an assembly line in a factory.

Some of the photos will be done in my (very) small studio which is 10' x 12'. Some will be done on site.
So here's what's currently in my shopping cart. I need some advice on whether these are the right choices - or whether I've left something out - or whether I've duplicated items.

1. High output reflectors for all 3 Einstein's. (Should I get grids for one or two of these? Which size?)
2. Two 64 inch white PLM's with diffusers and black covers (Or do I go silver?)
3. Two large soft boxes. (Do I need these if I have the PLM's?)
3. One grid for one of the large soft boxes
4. One Lite Mod Kit with 6 pack of Gels for one of the Einstein's (Should I get a grid or barn doors as well?)
5. Two Mini Boom Arms & two TS13 AC stands. (At some point I want to get a full boom for overhead shots - need recommendations for one of these.)

I also thought about a beauty dish - but not sure if that would duplicate some of what I have selected above. And the total bill is getting pretty high. :)

Thanks in advance for the help. I have my first shoot end of January - so trying to get my order in soon.

Dan



Hello Dandev,

1. High output reflectors for all 3 Einstein's. (Should I get grids for one or two of these? Which size?)
This is correct and the size is depends on you

2. Two 64 inch white PLM's with diffusers and black covers (Or do I go silver?)
It is totally yours choice. If you like black choose black, if you like silver choose silver.

3. Two large soft boxes. (Do I need these if I have the PLM's?)
No, you don't need it.




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Tue Apr 25, 2017 7:44 am

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Dandev wrote:
I'm getting ready to buy my first set of strobes for Event Photography Services
. I've done some research and spoken with PCB sales support who have been great. I'm thinking of getting 3 Einstein's & Cyber Command system. But I still need some final advice - mainly on modifiers.

My shots will vary a lot. The products themselves are tech products (some are shiny), ranging from cell phone size to toaster oven size. May be shot high key or low key. But I will also need to shoot them being built in a factory or on an assembly line. This would include someone sitting on a bench doing hand assembly, or a big production machine 15 feet wide, or an assembly line in a factory.

Some of the photos will be done in my (very) small studio which is 10' x 12'.some will be done on site.
So here's what's currently in my shopping cart. I need some advice on whether these are the right choices - or whether I've left something out - or whether I've duplicated items.

1. High output reflectors for all 3 Einstein's. (Should I get grids for one or two of these? Which size?)
2. Two 64 inch white PLM's with diffusers and black covers (Or do I go silver?)
3. Two large soft boxes. (Do I need these if I have the PLM's?)
3. One grid for one of the large soft boxes
4. One Lite Mod Kit with 6 pack of Gels for one of the Einstein's (Should I get a grid or barn doors as well?)
5. Two Mini Boom Arms & two TS13 AC stands. (At some point I want to get a full boom for overhead shots - need recommendations for one of these.)

I also thought about a beauty dish - but not sure if that would duplicate some of what I have selected above. And the total bill is getting pretty high. :)

Thanks in advance for the help. I have my first shoot end of January - so trying to get my order in soon.

Dan


Hello Dandev

You should remember Background is key! Keep it simple: in fact, keep it even more simple than you think. I thought I was using easy backgrounds but often there’s tiny things (like trash bins) that can be really detracting (see below).

Also, don’t forget that bright spots show up in between tree/shrub leaves and those can be really distracting. Try to find something with a solid background. Also, try to find a background that leads into the model, by using columns, a hallway, stairs, something which can spruce up the photo a bit.




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