One video light or two?
Posted 19 November 2012 - 02:53 PM
While one light is easier to manage than two (and also much cheaper), is there an artistic/techincal reason to prefer two lights? The new lights are so compact that two do not deter me if that is best. I did try a video with two lights but got crossing shadows with them that were not so nice, but maybe I am not using them correctly?
I am new to video and shoot stills with dual strobes, but my housing/trays (Nauticam) can also take up to 2 video lights as well.
Thanks for any advice!
Posted 19 November 2012 - 07:41 PM
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Posted 20 November 2012 - 12:56 AM
In addition to Mike's comments, having two is good as you can angle one up and one down when you are "trucking" into from a MS to a CU shot.
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Posted 21 November 2012 - 01:53 PM
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