What lighting for a video?

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by StoneJack, Jun 1, 2017.

  1. StoneJack macrumors 6502a

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    I am thinking of shooting some videos, by Nikon DSLR, D3300. Mostly portrait videos (as a hobby for music video editing). I have some nice 35 and 50 mm lenses in addition to kit lenses. My question is what lighting kits I would need for shooting?
     
  2. Stefan johansson macrumors 65816

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    Photo lamps with various Color filters,you may also need light reflectors. The photo lamps are sort of expensive,but reflectors,like the folding ones used by portrait photographers is much cheaper. I tried some video shots with my Sony cameras,and I used two desk spotlights with home made Color/temperature filters,and one to four foldable reflectors. Worked well for me,but if you use low energy leds or other household light bulbs,you must have Color filters to avoid Color bleaching and over coloured blue or red.
     
  3. Apple fanboy macrumors Core

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    I'd recommend these.

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    You can buy them with colour filters etc. But you can also adjust the Color temperature etc.
     
  4. StoneJack thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    These are nice, but a bit expensive for hobby.
     
  5. Apple fanboy macrumors Core

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    I'm just a hobbiest!
     
  6. kohlson macrumors 6502a

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    The Neewer products are well-priced on Amazon. I've used a smaller 300led bi-color handheld unit. Adjustable temp and brightness. The unit we had, using as a handheld fill, was about $60 or so.
     
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  8. StoneJack thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    OK i ve bought a small lightning kit on batteries, LED 5009. Will inform about results later
     

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