Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Mobile Lighting Solutions
Build the location lighting setup that suits your style
The kit may come with one or two heads, but rarely three. Light stands are typically included. A padded case to carry it all may be part of the package, but you’d do best buy-ing a lighting case from com-panies specializing in such products, such as Lightware (www.lightwareinc.com) and Tenba (www.kata-bags.us).
Battery-Operated Power-Pack Photo Shoot
Heads used with a power pack (generator) are like remote terminals. The brains of the outfit and essential controls are housed in the pack itself. Remote operation, wireless or via sync cord, takes place solely through the pack, which is hardwired to each head.
Battery-driven power packs can be used in the studio without question. However, these units aren’t as powerful as their AC studio counterparts. And many AC-only power packs can drive as many as four heads, although photographers normally dedicate one pack to one head on a set for a key light and may attach two heads at best for supporting lights, even if the pack accepts more heads.
|Selected Resources: Battery-Driven Monolights|
|What follows is a selection of AC/DC monolights. The battery may be included in a kit or sold separately.
Bowens Gemini (www.bowensusa.com)
Calumet Genesis 300 B & Travelite (www.calumetphoto.com)
Dynalite UNI400JRg (www.dynalite.com)
Elinchrom Ranger & Quadra (www.elinchrom.us)
Flashpoint II Model 320M A/C-D/C Monolight ((www.adorama.com))
Interfit Stellar Xtreme (www.interfitphotographic.com)
JTL Mobilight 301/401 & Mobilight 600/1000 (www.jtlcorp.com)
Multiblitz Profilux Plus (www.rtsphoto.com)
Norman Allure DP320 (www.normanlights.com)
Photogenic StudioMax III (www.photogenic.com) select models only
Profoto The BatPac (for D1 flashes) (www.profoto-usa.com)
SP Studio Systems Lancerlight AC/DC Monolight (www.OmegaBrandess.com)
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