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    Quote Originally Posted by Victor Nhat Nguyen View Post
    so I'm trying to achieve something like this "The Wanted - Glad You Came"
    This appears to be lit by two broad ( large and soft ) light sources that create a fairly soft light. The light spill has been controlled, so it's not lighting up the rest of the room.

    If I was trying to mimic this type of lighting on the cheap, then I would use 2 Lowel Pro lights with black-backed white umbrellas ( soft-boxes would be better, but tungsten soft-boxes are expensive ), and be careful to control any light spill. You will also need at least one light dimmer to adjust the ratio of the fill light.
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    btw one thing i do NOT like about Lowel is their stands, they're pretty compact and lightweight but i always fear that they're not stable and/or durable enough, and with super hot lights stability is a top priority.


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    Quote Originally Posted by eiker_ir View Post
    btw one thing i do NOT like about Lowel is their stands, they're pretty compact and lightweight but i always fear that they're not stable and/or durable enough
    I have no problems with the larger Lowel stands, but some of the smaller ones are very "toy" like.
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    I have 3 of their lighter weight stand. And though they do feel a bit lean, in nearly two decades of use I've not had one fail. Just drop a sandbag or extension cord on the legs and never give it another thought. Now I wouldn't try to hang a 1k on them... But for a 250 pro, they've served me fine


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    so how about I buy this for starter http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc...ood_Light.html
    and for a stand a cheap impact lightstand http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc...uty_Light.html
    and I'm thinking of getting this also http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc...ctor_with.html


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    I've been using Lowell products for over three decades and many will state all the reasons why I should use something else and they'd be right.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Victor Nhat Nguyen View Post
    so how about I buy this for starter http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc...ood_Light.html
    and for a stand a cheap impact lightstand http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc...uty_Light.html
    and I'm thinking of getting this also http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc...ctor_with.html
    ...You probably want to buy the model that comes with a bulb. ( the model you selected does not include the bulb )

    Lowel Pro-Light Focus Flood Light

    I would also include a spare $10 bulb, as they are rated to only last 200 hours.

    The other gear you selected looks ok. I would also add a couple of black-backed umbrellas to make it easy to soften the light from the Lowel Pro light. The 25 inch will create a smaller and brighter pool of soft light, while the 60 inch will create a large and very soft broad light.

    Creative Light 25" White Umbrella : $29

    Impact 60" Convertible Umbrella : $29
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    does the pro light already come with stuff to attach the umbrella or do I need to buy something else? also do you think I should buy barn doors for the pro light?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Victor Nhat Nguyen View Post
    does the pro light already come with stuff to attach the umbrella or do I need to buy something else? also do you think I should buy barn doors for the pro light?
    Yes it has a built-in umbrella mount.

    And if you can afford it, I would get the barn-doors too. They are very handy when you want to throw a beam of light and still be able to control how far the light spreads.
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    barn doors, a bunch of wood clothes pins (c-47s) a roll of black wrap and a variety of diffusion, correction and effect gels and you'll be ready to handle most basic situations


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