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#1 charlie

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Posted 27 August 2008 - 20:56

This thread is for links to helpful lighting websites, If you know of any lighting website that you think others may be interested in please add it to this list in the form of a reply.

I will add more as I find them, books are welcome as well.

Here are a few to start.

strobist
Joe Mcnally's blog
Zack Arias
List of lighting themes
An intro to studio lighting equipment
http://www.studiolighting.net/
http://www.lighting-essentials.com/
Compare light modifiers
Interviews of photographers and their techniques




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Posted 17 September 2008 - 20:46

Honl ~ accessories for your speedlight's 

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Posted 17 September 2008 - 23:49

Lee filters and Rosco filters will both send you free of charge a swatch book of all their filters, the filter size just so happens to be the perfect fit for your SB-600 and SB-800 (and SB-900?), If you intend to get gels for larger strobes this is a good way to figure out which to get.  I filled out rosco's order form and never recieved the book  ???  So here are Lee's order form links

UK order form

US order form

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Cinefoil is a very handy light blocker/controller, it is like heavy duty tinfoil that is matte black. 

Cinefoil as described by rosco...

"Matte Black Cinefoil is a matte black aluminum material that virtually soaks up light. Ideal for masking light leaks and/or eliminating unwanted reflections. It can be quickly molded to form barndoors, flags and other configurations. Lightweight, yet durable, Cinefoil can be quickly positioned in place with tape, staples or adhesives."

Rosco's US website

Rosco's UK website

Other brands of the same type of material are available as well.

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Tough Spun, It softens light and reduces intensity.

Tough spun is a sheet of non-woven polyester. If you have hard light that you want softer, put some tough spun over it. If you have a bright light that you need to reduce the intensity of, put some tough spun over it.  It comes in different strengths (1/4 stop, 1/2 stop, full stop, etc) and different sizes (cover a hot shoe flash or cover a window). It also comes included in the swatch books I mentioned above. 

There are multiple types of material similar to tough spun, each offers a different type of diffusion.

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Posted 25 September 2008 - 18:02

I found this site very interesting with some good tutorials. Can't speak for their products - I have never heard of them before.

http://www.photoflex....com/index.html

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Posted 01 November 2008 - 01:03

Here are some links to reflectors, panels, scrims, and PVC panels. I'm old enough to have learned from the Dean Collins series of Finelight videos back in the 1980's. Collins popularized his LightForm panel system,with black PVC tubes with inner bungees,and the EC-1 clamps which are very useful. "Panels" were first known as "scrims". Wescott, Chimera, Lastolite,and Calumet all have panels for sale,and many people make their own. The _clamps_ and multi-panel joining clamps is one area in which the factory made systems usually are better than most people's DIY soulutions, so consider buying some factory-made clamps for precise,professional positioning of your scrim or reflector.

http://photo.net/pho...es-forum/005ygh

http://strobist.blog...mprovement.html

http://www.chimerali...dowpatterns.asp

http://www.filmandvi...scjimsmflb.html

http://www.fjwestcott.com/products.cfm

http://www.cinemagad...CFQhJagodC1Df3Q

http://photo.net/pho...es-forum/00FOjB



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Posted 06 December 2008 - 03:42

Sorry if already posted.

I found it interesting.

http://www.prophotol.../video-library/

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Posted 20 January 2009 - 22:55

I found I site that I really like. This guy has some great techniques.

http://www.dg28.com/...nique/index.htm

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Posted 20 January 2009 - 23:09

Another great lighting resource is Bert Stephani's site. His blog Confessions of a Photographer is already a wealth of information with several videos of strobist style on-location shooting. He now has a new site together with a friend called Squeeze the LIME with podcasts, articles and videos. I check his site daily along with strobist and lighting essentials.
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Posted 21 January 2009 - 06:12

Thanks for the links Flavio



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Posted 21 January 2009 - 06:25

Light: Science & Magic is a book that will help you understand how light behaves and how to optimize your light setup for many different subjects, very easy to follow along with your own setup's.

I suggest you read it.

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Posted 17 February 2009 - 03:28

I found this site very interesting with some good tutorials. Can't speak for their products - I have never heard of them before.

http://www.photoflex....com/index.html


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Posted 13 September 2010 - 08:32

On my website, I have a series describing Nikon's CLS. Here is links to all the articles (so far):

- Gisle Hannemyr

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Posted 11 March 2012 - 15:19

Here is one I use periodically, lets you move the position of lights and shows the results. There is a lot of info on this site.

http://www.lowel.com...f_lighting.html

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