Professional Photo Studio Backdrop and Lighting Kit £50 @ ebuyer.com free delivery
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Professional Photo Studio Backdrop and Lighting Kit £50 @ ebuyer.com free delivery

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Found 25th Jul 2013
Professional Photo Studio Backdrop and Lighting Kit

- 1 x Backdrop Support
- 2 x Lighting Stands
- 2 x Umbrellas
- 2 x 5500k 85W Lamps
- Green Muslin Backdrop
£50.00inc. vat
784 in stock
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I wonder how many pros use this exact setup?
renderman

I wonder how many pros use this exact setup?



I'm semi-pro and I do.

Well, not often for paid work, but I did buy this (or one that looks identical) as a lightweight portable setup for some family portraits at a reunion.

Have to admit that it's not exactly 'pro' quality, but it did the job. I don't use the lights any more (I prefer flash), but I do make use of the rest on a fairly regular basis.

Overall, I'd say it's a good value setup.
Edited by: "Darwa" 25th Jul 2013
This isn't professional, a professional light stand costs more than this entire kit.
taking aside all the snooty comments about how it can't be professional if it doesnt cost 5 grand comments. does anyone who has this have anythign to add ref quality. as a very cheap, amateur trying to see how they got on with lighting on a budget type of thing, how would this go, if for only taking some pics of the kids, are the lights bright enough, are the stands sturdy and steady, is the back ground support strong and stable, or is it going to disentrigate the first time you try to use it?


bascially could it be a start point for a keen amateur?
AL_M

taking aside all the snooty comments about how it can't be professional … taking aside all the snooty comments about how it can't be professional if it doesnt cost 5 grand comments. does anyone who has this have anythign to add ref quality. as a very cheap, amateur trying to see how they got on with lighting on a budget type of thing, how would this go, if for only taking some pics of the kids, are the lights bright enough, are the stands sturdy and steady, is the back ground support strong and stable, or is it going to disentrigate the first time you try to use it?bascially could it be a start point for a keen amateur?

I am using this for my portrait photography, with a Nikon D5100,I paid around £80 for that last year.Green screen is a bonus cos you can use your own backdrop.Lights are Cool White , 85w energy saver lamp each.I think this is very good for start.
Edited by: "zufi110" 25th Jul 2013
AL_M

taking aside all the snooty comments about how it can't be professional … taking aside all the snooty comments about how it can't be professional if it doesnt cost 5 grand comments. does anyone who has this have anythign to add ref quality. as a very cheap, amateur trying to see how they got on with lighting on a budget type of thing, how would this go, if for only taking some pics of the kids, are the lights bright enough, are the stands sturdy and steady, is the back ground support strong and stable, or is it going to disentrigate the first time you try to use it?bascially could it be a start point for a keen amateur?


I have no idea on the quality of this, but I'm sure it'd be fine using it for educational purposes. Eg, seeing how the light changes with different setups etc.
You'll probably find you quickly outgrow it, or you want something better. But for £50 it's a good start if you're on a budget
£90 on Amazon so regardless of quality it is a deal! amazon.co.uk/Pro…Kit
quality okay - not for everyday use. Mine came with one bust bulb - and - you guessed it - the whole thing had to be exchanged as they don't sell the bulbs. the stands that hold the backdrop are a bit lightweight - but you do get a lot for a cheap price.
mine cost 79.66 in January

thanks for the replies folks, so are the bulbs easy to source if they go? or would bulb replacement be an issue then?
AL_M

thanks for the replies folks, so are the bulbs easy to source if they go? … thanks for the replies folks, so are the bulbs easy to source if they go? or would bulb replacement be an issue then?



They're easy to find - standard screw fitting
Edited by: "Darwa" 25th Jul 2013
just in time, need some cheap lights to do a possible one off shoot.
thanks guys took the plunge
Just checked and it is this one that I bought - cost me £79.95 in May 2012.

Money well spent imo as it's certainly earned me more than that.
Does anybody know how easily / cheaply you can modify the stands to take a flashgun instead? I know I could get two of those stands for £28 at eBuyer but I quite like the idea of having a backdrop stand as well.
borgs

Does anybody know how easily / cheaply you can modify the stands to take … Does anybody know how easily / cheaply you can modify the stands to take a flashgun instead? I know I could get two of those stands for £28 at eBuyer but I quite like the idea of having a backdrop stand as well.



Very cheaply and easily. A pair of these will do the job (assuming you have a flash gun with a standard fitting - if not, you'll need an adapter).
Silly question maybe, is the green screen meant purely for video where you add your own background or is it fine for still photos and use something like photoshop to take away the green background?

Or is it better to use a white sheet for taking still pics?
Edited by: "spannerzone" 25th Jul 2013
spannerzone

Silly question maybe, is the green screen meant purely for video where … Silly question maybe, is the green screen meant purely for video where you add your own background or is it fine for still photos and use something like photoshop to take away the green background?Or is it better to use a white sheet for taking still pics?

It can be use for Still photograph and video both... google for PhotoKey 6..
is the backdrop come with this creased up because i got the one without the light and its creased not usable.
LegendPixel

is the backdrop come with this creased up because i got the one without … is the backdrop come with this creased up because i got the one without the light and its creased not usable.

Mine received folded. when I unfold found lightly creased but creases cleared in no time cos its very thick cloth.
spannerzone

Silly question maybe, is the green screen meant purely for video where … Silly question maybe, is the green screen meant purely for video where you add your own background or is it fine for still photos and use something like photoshop to take away the green background?Or is it better to use a white sheet for taking still pics?

zufi110

It can be use for Still photograph and video both... google for PhotoKey … It can be use for Still photograph and video both... google for PhotoKey 6..



Great, thanks.
I have no idea what I would do with this... So I've bought one...

thanks. Heat.
zufi110

Mine received folded. when I unfold found lightly creased but creases … Mine received folded. when I unfold found lightly creased but creases cleared in no time cos its very thick cloth.



nice thanks, ordered
These lights are whats called hot lights, i.e. on permanently. for £50 youl have a set up that you can create amazing images with.. Sure it wont be as robust as a a more expensive kit but light doesnt know its expensive or not when its left the bulb... light is light is light.. It's all good! you can do 30+ different lighting setups with this.
A worthy purchase in my humble opinion
Hi
would be interested to know the diff lighting setups (not necessarily the full 30+) but some thoughts would be good.
Thanks
These lights are whats called hot lights, i.e. on permanently. for £50 youl have a set up that you can create amazing images with.. Sure it wont be as robust as a a more expensive kit but light doesnt know its expensive or not when its left the bulb... light is light is light.. It's all good! you can do 30+ different lighting setups with this.
A worthy purchase in my humble opinion
Xenta... the delboys of the internet. What dont they manufacture?
exactly what I'm looking for! Bargain ! Heat for this!
ozskins

Hiwould be interested to know the diff lighting setups (not necessarily … Hiwould be interested to know the diff lighting setups (not necessarily the full 30+) but some thoughts would be good.Thanks



Front, Wide Front, Side, Rear, One side one front, one side one rear <- High and low for each of those.

You can add coloured plastic to the umbrellas to create an ambient colour light on a budget (or get a proper filter if you're feeling flush but that will set you back more than this entire kit!).

When doing portrait photography, I like to have one diffused lamp coming from the top right of the camera, and one with a slightly yellow tint coming from the bottom left on half brightness. That way you get a slight double "twinkle" in their eyes, and it adds a lovely warm touch to the photo without overpowering it or having to do it in postprod.
J4GG4

Xenta... the delboys of the internet. What dont they manufacture?



You'll probably find they don't actually make anything! They probably just rebadge everything (like how Bush, Goodmans etc don't actually make anything - it's just Alba products in a different outer casing :P).
Not even close to being professional equipment
To quote Thriftshop, "This is.." well you know the rest.

Having just started to dabble in video editing, I was looking for exactly this a couple of days ago. I already have lights and only really wanted the 'green screen' backdrop but for fifty scratchcards, this really is a great starter. I'm off to order one now..

thanks OP, heated up.
The best thing you can do is get double the amount of lights in this setup. Two lights directed at the background, evenly apart, will help minimise any but the most severe creases and give a nice even flat coverage. Then another pair of lights can be your fill and key on the subject, which will be well beyond the background lights. That way the background lights don’t spill onto the subject, only the background, and the background green doesn’t spill onto the subject (much). If the subject is too near the well-lit background, the green will tinge the edges of arms, legs, hair, etc. because strong green light is actually bouncing back onto the subject’s edges.

Don’t worry about what professionals use. Many professionals lash up backgrounds out of almost anything available — as long as it stays still and stays up, it does the same job. I’ve got some pretty expensive light stands, but which ones do I take out with me? Actually, the cheapest ones I’ve got (little cheapo Chinese ones — I’d be surprised if there’s any metal in them at all), because they also happen to be the most compact and lightest ones I’ve got. I should take my more robust ones, but they’re a lot heavier and I don’t like that after a while on my back.

If you were going to get a background together, and some light stands, this is probably a head start for not a lot of money.
I am a full time creative pro photographer and i've used table lamps on massive nation wide shoots. Its not about who spends the most cash, any light is good and if your just learning or wanting to use more creative lighting then these are good enough to play with shadows and high lights.

Don't listen to people who turn there noses up at stuff like this, i'd put money on the fact those same people couldn't shoot to save their lives.

Heat!
Cheers OP. Heat added. Just ordered.
mikeleslie

This isn't professional, a professional light stand costs more than this … This isn't professional, a professional light stand costs more than this entire kit.



Killjoy!
As an amateur technophobe, if I took portrait or family photos with this set up, how would I get rid of the green background (as I'd imagine I'd want it white or black). Is there a software which is very very easy to use which could do this?
Chriscovephotography

I am a full time creative pro photographer and i've used table lamps on … I am a full time creative pro photographer and i've used table lamps on massive nation wide shoots. Its not about who spends the most cash, any light is good and if your just learning or wanting to use more creative lighting then these are good enough to play with shadows and high lights.Don't listen to people who turn there noses up at stuff like this, i'd put money on the fact those same people couldn't shoot to save their lives.


Absolutely!
You don't become a Pro by purchasing 10 grands worth of equipment, you become a pro by being creative and using your talent to knock up backgrounds out of anything and lighting from a torch..
As others have said this can be used to make many a setup if you use your noddle and be creative!
I used to love dabbing with my 400d and always fancied a lighting set up like this. Back then the cheapest was about £150 for this kind of set up.
I'm tempted to buy this and get back into photography. Although since I last did it we've had a boy so my 'studio' room is filled with his toys, not mine lol
Damn this site, making me skint!!
I have read that removing green screen artifacts from hair and the glow you can get back on peoples skin can be really difficult....and that a white screen is usually a lot easier to deal with? Can any pro photographers comment?
I bought this kit and had to send it back because of the quality. Where to start... The backdrop was too thin, I could see what was behind it in my photos. The stands were okay for the money. The lamps were cheap one of the bulbs/tubes was broken on arrival, although the light produced by the working lamp was very nice.
It's cheap, but for me it was worth spending a bit more to get something that works well rather than just works.
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