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    ebay lighting kit?

    hey guys i have a photo shoot im going to do for a mate. i think its going to require a lighting kit.

    im new to photography manly doing sports and landscape photography.

    so this sorta shoot is new for me. its a photo shoot of a motorbike its a very custom harley that has had big $$$ spent on it. my mate is wanting a photo he can blow up to frame and hang up in his loundroom. I'm looking at an eBay lighting kit. i thought mabby i can get some feed back from some of u more experienced guys hear on what u think i have been looking at.

    http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI....=STRK:MEWAX:IT

    i have very limited $$$ at this stage most people i talk to say not to wast your time with these but to spent up to $5,000 to get a real kit. the problem is i dont have alot of money and this one is all most too expensive for me... and i wouldn't be using it too often to worent spending any more.

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    I would suggest to use natural light and use a large reflector if needed. Can't beat the price/performance ratio and you don't have to learn to work with strobes.
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    Go rent some nice studio stuff for a few days

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    i dont know any places u can rent them in SA any of u guys know? thx

    that would be a better idear as ill only use them once in a blue moon

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    Quote Originally Posted by carnige View Post
    i dont know any places u can rent them in SA any of u guys know? thx

    that would be a better idear as ill only use them once in a blue moon
    Not sure... did you ask Diamonds?
    If they don't then surely they know a place that does.

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    mate do you know how to use studio flash ??? Kinda an important consideration.

    Im with Jev ... natural light and a BIG scrim and reflectors, otherwise youll more than likely run around all day looking all confused.
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    yeah I dont understand why you feel the need to get a studio setup, especially when you have probably never used one before. Then i worry these lovely photos are going to consist of a boring white background. (sorry, the location shooter inside me is reaching out) The first thing I would be doing with that bike is taking it out on location.

    Id head out and make use of the warm late afternoon light. Maybe bring in a reflector to help even the light in places. Keep shooting through sunset and start to grab some longer exposures. A good trick with cars/bikes etc when you do your long exposures, is to use a single hand held flash (SB900 or 580 EX or whatever) and you can pop it a couple times pointing to wherever you like to bring out detail.
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