Portraits and Lighting II

The lights arrived this morning.  Sadly you can only chain two together rather than four so I need to plugs rather than one.  They put out an okay amount of light.

There's no way to hold them properly at the moment but I figure (light stands aside) that i'll get some double-sided velcro to attach them to some sort of frame.

In the interim I borrowed Max's face and got him to hold two of the lights either side of his head. I then focussed and put it on a ten second timer.  I then held the other two.

It seems on first go to give quite a pleasant overall light.

Portraits and Lighting

I like to take portraits (click on the images below to work through a few i've taken) but I can never seem to get the lighting right to my satisfaction.

Last night I was watching the first in a series of videos by the excellent Phearn on putting together a cheap three light set up.

I'm going to give it a go and report back on how it pans out.