LightSource Podcast Interview Series

E001 Paul C Buff and Setting Up a Home Studio

LightSource is our brand new lighting and photography podcast that introduces photographers to studio lighting and digital photography techniques and equipment.

Hosts:

Bill Crawford, publisher of StudioLighting.net (Flickr)
Ed Hidden, exclusive IStockPhoto.com photographer (Flickr)

Special Guest:

Paul C. Buff, White Lightning Inc. and Alien Bees lighting equipment


LightSource Episode 1 (Premiere Episode) [53:38 minutes]

 

 

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In this episode:

Bill and Ed discuss:

October Audio Article: Setting up a home photography studio

  • Choosing a room
  • Dealing with windows and doors
  • Using furniture
  • Room dimensions
  • Supporting backgrounds
  • Power, clamps and gaffer tape
  • Small product lighting setup

Related articles: Setting Up a Home Studio for Portraiture

Special Guest Paul C. Buff discusses:

  • Getting started in lighting manufacturing
  • Creating the first White Lightning monolight
  • Launching Alien Bees
  • Lighting gear advice for new studio photographers
  • Lighting for film versus digital
  • Explanation of watt-seconds
  • Hot lights versus Monolights
  • Setting shutter speeds in the studio

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3 thoughts on “E001 Paul C Buff and Setting Up a Home Studio

  1. duncan ross

    I just returned a profoto acute ring flash because i heard alien bees are coming out with a ring flash. I have other equipment, but their stuff is really very well made, cheap, light, battery pack..all in all .. sweet.

    Is there anyway I can get you guys to have a look at our website, ftvstudio.com. Its a model community and auto flash website generator on upload..but most importantly..you can upload RAW!

    I had a lot of trouble making people cd’s so they could pick their favorite photos… too many steps, so i made this.


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