Studio Flash Heads
Studio flash-heads are generally more versatile than on camera flash units allowing for the addition of various light diffusors and light "shapers" to be easily attached.The heads are mains powered as they draw more current than battery alternatives, and the flash tubes give a richer smoother light,with less harshness. There are 2 main types of studio flash - monoblocs (those that are self-contained requiring only a stand and mains lead as in the picture on the left) and powerpacks (those requiring separate power packs which are contained in a separate floor-standing unit).
The modelling light is a constant light source situated near the flash tube that will indicate where the light will come from before the flash goes off, usually the modelling light will vary its output in direct proportion to the output setting of the head, giving a visual indicator to where the light is falling on the subject.
Lighting stands are 3 legged devices with variable height center poles. Some have wheels (or attachable wheels), some have counter-balanced attachment poles to provide greater flexibility in placement of heads and accessories. It is critical to get lighting stands that are not flimsy as the flash-heads are heavy, insufficient stability often results in the flash-heads being damaged plus the stands won't allow for large brolly's or softboxes being used.
Attached to the flash head to produce a soft light which is designed to mimic the effect of indirect sunlight coming through a window. The larger the softbox the more diffused the light at the same distance.
A relatively inexpensive way of softening the light and/or changing the colour, with gold and silver being common.They come in a large range of sizes and materials
Metal dished reflectors come in a variety of sizes, shapes and reflective surfaces. They are often used with barn-doors and other light shapers
Will give a very narrow beam of light usually to provide highlights. Popular as a hair light in fashion or when you want to increase the visual impact for product photography.
A variety of lighting kits are on display in our lighting studio/showroom. We stock constant lighting, ideal for people who want the convenience of daylight colour balance with light's that can be used by the novice and professional. We also stock a variety of studio type flashes from Elinchrom, Bowens and Premier for all budgets and applications, all on display and operational so you can try before you buy.
michaels can demonstrate studio lights, both constant source and flash, overhead lights, backgrounds, and accessories in their specific lighting studio conveniently located in central Melbourne.
Bowens Dot Com KitPrice Guide
The Dot Com Kit is a simple to use fluorescent lighting kit,that includes 2 light heads with stands plus a medium cocoon for lighting products such as jewellery and other small items.The advantage of this kit is that the light is usable in a...