From: Peter on 5 May 2010 19:12
"gumby" <gumby(a)here.com> wrote in message
> On 05/05/2010 10:33 AM, George Kerby wrote:
>> Even older: Flash powder.
> What's the formula?
Google is your friend.
From: PaddleHard on 6 May 2010 11:03
On May 4, 10:41 am, "Tim Conway" <tconway_...(a)comcast.net> wrote:
> "PaddleHard" <ipaddle4...(a)gmail.com> wrote in message
> On May 4, 9:18 am, George Kerby <ghost_top...(a)hotmail.com> wrote:
> > On 5/4/10 7:51 AM, in article hrp58h$pd...(a)news.eternal-september.org,
> > "Tim
> > Conway" <tconway_...(a)comcast.net> wrote:
> > > "gumby" <gu...(a)here.com> wrote in message
> > >news:hro2v9$bed$2(a)news.eternal-september.org...
> > >> On 03/05/2010 2:43 PM,PaddleHardwrote:
> > >>> Hello group,
> > >>> I'm doing some research on buying some lighting equipment for studio
> > >>> portraits. There's a ton of gear out there and it's all pretty
> > >>> confusing. As I push through some books/vids, I thought I'd ask the
> > >>> experts: what's a good way to start with doing some simple portraits?
> > >>> I would be taking this on location or setup at home with a background
> > >>> (probably white).
> > >> A window and a large piece of white cardboard to reflect light back
> > >> into
> > >> the shadow side of the face. Cheap and effective and natural light is
> > >> preferable to me than man-made light.
> > > I agree. The north side of the house is best.
> > Well, I guess it wouldn't cost too much for the OP to cut out a picture
> > window in his living room and have his subjects, mostly strangers, come to
> > his home for a sitting, eh?
> > I do not agree...
> >Might be cheaper to buy lights. Might.
> If you do, I definitely go the flash & umbrella or softbox route instead of
> tungsten lights. Clients generally prefer the flashes rather than sitting
> under the hot lights.
From: Mr. Strat on 6 May 2010 22:15
PaddleHard <ipaddle4fun(a)gmail.com> wrote:
> Thanks...what do you think of Wescott or Alien Bees?
I've heard good things about Alien Bees...don't know about Wescott. I'm
old school, so I used Photogenic in the studio and Norman for portable.
From: George Kerby on 7 May 2010 09:55
On 5/6/10 9:15 PM, in article 060520101915335170%rag(a)nospam.techline.com,
"Mr. Strat" <rag(a)nospam.techline.com> wrote:
> In article
> PaddleHard <ipaddle4fun(a)gmail.com> wrote:
>> Thanks...what do you think of Wescott or Alien Bees?
> I've heard good things about Alien Bees...don't know about Wescott. I'm
> old school, so I used Photogenic in the studio and Norman for portable.
Might want to check out Comet (if they are still being produced).
From: gumby on 7 May 2010 22:38
On 05/05/2010 3:45 PM, Gill Collins wrote:
> Potassium (or Sodium) nitrate
OK, thnks. I'll try it.