Domestic studio light into our relatively short time, the majority of users still studio or professional photographer, for amateurs, is poorly understood.

what is a studio?
Many of my friends for the concept of the studio could still relatively vague that must be at least between a room, there are other professional softbox or studio flash equipment can be, in fact, there are many studio. For example, a small table lamp with your own home, a few white, can actually shoot small things up a studio. Generally speaking, small environment with artificial light, can be called a studio. Your use of the two small lamps, as long as the results come out, they can also be called a studio lights.

Classification of studio lights

I think the studio lights can be divided into two categories, flash and continuous light source into two categories fundamentally.Because you continue to understand the light may be small, let me introduce sustainable sources in general.

In the minds of most people especially studio light studio flash is actually Definitely, studio lights, whether or results from the history, are continuing to be a leading light. The first studio lights are continuous light, but continuous light intensity was too small to provide sufficient brightness for most screen. Especially the high-speed action or a small aperture, continuous artificial light are not competent, in fact, a picture just by pressing the shutter the moment the light, and this is just a flash strengths, in 1906 the first American George Silas use a flash, studio lights flash only gradually into the industry.

But in recent years, due to the development of technology, three-color light and continuous light HMI, LED’s appearance, high strength and has become widely used in the movie may be shot, and in the field of commercial photography, continuous light is early occupation of the market.

Continuous light of the biggest advantages is that he “WYSIWYG” Secondly, in the light of the stability and quality of light, have much better than flash.

A professional photographer, without the use of a light meter, it may shoot imaginary moment in flash or aperture allowed to grasp. For continuous light, even using a mobile phone camera is only a child, in the case of light cloth good can come out very good results.

So for some just getting started or want to shoot indoor portraits Commodity friends, I urge you to spend a few hundred to thousands of dollars repairing a small, three-color lights in rooms. This effect inside out than you spend hundreds or thousands of dollars to upgrade the camera or lens comes. 1000 and 1500 can be said to effect a fool machine no difference, however small studio +500 1000 block camera, the effects are much stronger than 1500 cameras. This is something we continue to look continuous light.

However, the need for high intensity lighting scenes using continuous light, the cost will be much higher than the flash. Sustained high-intensity light main HMI and HQI so called domestic electronic dysprosium lamps, dysprosium lamps.

Tens of thousands of watts of dysprosium lamp price is very high, of course, very low power consumption, but to achieve great lighting scenes, such as shooting at night you can shoot the building, or some great scenes, shooting the car now, there are many photographers use it.

Which if implemented by a flash, one difficult to achieve so much power, the second is probably the annihilation of some flash light scene, furthermore due to the invisibility of the final result, there is great difficulty lighting.

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Currently on the market there are many studio lights, according to different materials and the need can be roughly divided into three color lights, halogen / quartz lamps, HMI, HQI, FRENSEL, LED, etc. Today, let us work together to understand their feature

1 tricolor lights
Trichromatic lamps generally speaking, there are two
One is similar to household energy saving light bulbs, power sizes from 28w-200w have because of this energy-saving lamps, heat a small, high-frequency, quasi color temperature, high brightness, lowest cost, most appropriate shooting commodity or group shoot model. Brightness tricolor lights can generally equivalent to 26W incandescent brightness of 100W.

It’s more of the household light bulb color temperature difference is not the same, home is usually 6500K color temperature, and we use is generally 5000k, 5400k, 5500k white light or tricolor bulb.Early just two metal cover, and often with the use of light shed.

Most of the new energy-saving lamp products with a wide range of soft box or soft cloth. And most are high-power lamp, then three, four, or even an unlimited number of series. Therefore, energy-saving lights in a large professional studio lights, it is very suitable for portraits, in the exhibition like a lot of photographers gathered, it is prominent to his advantage. For the novice, a small shop owner, or a gathering of friends often need to hold shadow friends, this studio light is the only choice.For this light, the market has seen the brand in general.Another is a three-color fluorescent tube lights. This light is introduced from the beginning of the movie lighting.

When filming a small scene lighting is widely used, so immediately photographic studio was introduced market. This lamp is characterized by relatively similar energy-saving lamps above, it has the advantage of fluorescent light stronger, more uniform light, 100W 800W incandescent brightness around = no need to use soft cloth or soft simple way you can to achieve good results. This three-color lights in the selection of lamps Note the use of Siemens’s Osram lamp, if the camera, then use the 954, which means that 5400k color temperature. If you need to yellow, you can choose 930 3000k color temperature. Another technical difference lies inside rectifiers, rectifier overall imports to say on the voltage drop and frequency control better than homemade.
But if you shoot slower than 1/200, rectifiers little difference between domestic and imported.

2. Then introduced quartz lamp / Halogen
Longer than ordinary halogen bulb life, saving 10% -20%, small size.
Quartz lamps are made ??using a quartz lamp bulb is called a non-professional, including halogen and other types of lamps. Many common quartz halogen bulb do. In the studio lights, the major domestic manufacturers are basically kind of products. Power of about 1000w. Basically you can adjust the light intensity. The above can also be equipped with a dedicated softbox.

Others with red headlights on television, is a good choice. Small, domestic prices should be relatively cheap dedicated photography. Also used to adjust the blade range. Manufacturers have already produced a matching softbox. It is worth mentioning that some of the products, halogen bulbs are used for modeling, such as ACE AURORA flash flash and some high-end products, are used as a modeling 1000w halogen bulb lights, Profoto lights with high-end outdoor photo 500W modeling lamp. Most of these products have to adjust the color temperature, isolated heat lamp glass.

The biggest drawback is the high temperature halogen lamps, need to use a metal chuck and a dedicated softbox, another softbox heat better, better not to use with children, it is easy to cause burns. Halogen color temperature is about 3200k, belonging to yellow, often with white for embellishment or heighten the atmosphere. In order to join and some special artistic effects. This lamp almost every family to do so. Note that due to the limited life of halogen bulbs, it is best to buy Philips or Osram lamp products. Another light body with a fan or a full metal material would be better.

3.HMI, HQI, FRESNEL
Domestic called sun lamps, high-frequency Designed, electronic dysprosium lamps, dysprosium lamps, spotlights, these lamps are relatively higher prices, and energy consumption is relatively large, the majority of amateurs will be from a certain distance.

Which HQI be relatively cheaper, widely visible point applications, the drawback is there is a certain warm-up time. HMI generally have a bulky external power adapter and with the increase in volume is different.
Advantages applied on the studio they can provide high frequency, high intensity white light is the ideal stage studio lights.Achieve professional photography on “WYSIWYG” so many friends when shooting cars, extensive use of such lights.

4.LED light
These lamps will be the future of the ideal universal studio lighting sources.
It has small size, low cost, high strength, low energy consumption and other characteristics, and the LED failure rate, long-life, there are about tens of thousands of particles per hour LED life.

Future studio light source, a large part will be replaced by LED lighting. But now the LED lights are not yet ripe. LED color temperature control is mainly particles more difficult, the cost is relatively high. The circuit is not mature. Another manufacturer is still rare, and in the experimental stage.

Currently on the market there are many studio lights, according to different materials and the need can be roughly divided into three color lights, halogen / quartz lamps, HMI, HQI, FRENSEL, LED, etc. Today, let us work together to understand their feature

1 tricolor lights
Trichromatic lamps generally speaking, there are two
One is similar to household energy saving light bulbs, power sizes from 28w-200w have because of this energy-saving lamps, heat a small, high-frequency, quasi color temperature, high brightness, lowest cost, most appropriate shooting commodity or group shoot model. Brightness tricolor lights can generally equivalent to 26W incandescent brightness of 100W.

It’s more of the household light bulb color temperature difference is not the same, home is usually 6500K color temperature, and we use is generally 5000k, 5400k, 5500k white light or tricolor bulb.Early just two metal cover, and often with the use of light shed.

Most of the new energy-saving lamp products with a wide range of soft box or soft cloth. And most are high-power lamp, then three, four, or even an unlimited number of series. Therefore, energy-saving lights in a large professional studio lights, it is very suitable for portraits, in the exhibition like a lot of photographers gathered, it is prominent to his advantage. For the novice, a small shop owner, or a gathering of friends often need to hold shadow friends, this studio light is the only choice.For this light, the market has seen the brand in general.Another is a three-color fluorescent tube lights. This light is introduced from the beginning of the movie lighting.

When filming a small scene lighting is widely used, so immediately photographic studio was introduced market. This lamp is characterized by relatively similar energy-saving lamps above, it has the advantage of fluorescent light stronger, more uniform light, 100W 800W incandescent brightness around = no need to use soft cloth or soft simple way you can to achieve good results. This three-color lights in the selection of lamps Note the use of Siemens’s Osram lamp, if the camera, then use the 954, which means that 5400k color temperature. If you need to yellow, you can choose 930 3000k color temperature. Another technical difference lies inside rectifiers, rectifier overall imports to say on the voltage drop and frequency control better than homemade.
But if you shoot slower than 1/200, rectifiers little difference between domestic and imported.

2. Then introduced quartz lamp / Halogen
Longer than ordinary halogen bulb life, saving 10% -20%, small size.
Quartz lamps are made ??using a quartz lamp bulb is called a non-professional, including halogen and other types of lamps. Many common quartz halogen bulb do. In the studio lights, the major domestic manufacturers are basically kind of products. Power of about 1000w. Basically you can adjust the light intensity. The above can also be equipped with a dedicated softbox.

Others with red headlights on television, is a good choice. Small, domestic prices should be relatively cheap dedicated photography. Also used to adjust the blade range. Manufacturers have already produced a matching softbox. It is worth mentioning that some of the products, halogen bulbs are used for modeling, such as ACE AURORA flash flash and some high-end products, are used as a modeling 1000w halogen bulb lights, Profoto lights with high-end outdoor photo 500W modeling lamp. Most of these products have to adjust the color temperature, isolated heat lamp glass.

The biggest drawback is the high temperature halogen lamps, need to use a metal chuck and a dedicated softbox, another softbox heat better, better not to use with children, it is easy to cause burns. Halogen color temperature is about 3200k, belonging to yellow, often with white for embellishment or heighten the atmosphere. In order to join and some special artistic effects. This lamp almost every family to do so. Note that due to the limited life of halogen bulbs, it is best to buy Philips or Osram lamp products. Another light body with a fan or a full metal material would be better.

3.HMI, HQI, FRESNEL
Domestic called sun lamps, high-frequency Designed, electronic dysprosium lamps, dysprosium lamps, spotlights, these lamps are relatively higher prices, and energy consumption is relatively large, the majority of amateurs will be from a certain distance.

Which HQI be relatively cheaper, widely visible point applications, the drawback is there is a certain warm-up time. HMI generally have a bulky external power adapter and with the increase in volume is different.
Advantages applied on the studio they can provide high frequency, high intensity white light is the ideal stage studio lights.Achieve professional photography on “WYSIWYG” so many friends when shooting cars, extensive use of such lights.

4.LED light
These lamps will be the future of the ideal universal studio lighting sources.
It has small size, low cost, high strength, low energy consumption and other characteristics, and the LED failure rate, long-life, there are about tens of thousands of particles per hour LED life.

Future studio light source, a large part will be replaced by LED lighting. But now the LED lights are not yet ripe. LED color temperature control is mainly particles more difficult, the cost is relatively high. The circuit is not mature. Another manufacturer is still rare, and in the experimental stage.