Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Wedding Lighting Kits

Kit One

This is my AC powered strobes that I use for many different shots.

Here is a list of what is in the kit:
  • 3 Alienbees B1600—If I think the facility for the reception needs more than this I can bring even more of these monobloc lights
  • 3 PocketWizard Plus Receivers
  • 2 PocketWizard Plus Transmitters
  • 1 PocketWizard Plus II Transceiver—Can be receiver or transmitter
  • Sekonic Light Meter
  • Vagabond Mini Lithium—Use this to power Alienbees B1600 when power isn't nearby
  • 3 Extension Cords
  • 1 Power Strip
  • 3 Convertible 45" umbrellas—Can take off black and convert it to a white shoot through
  • 3 Smith-Victor RS75 7'6" Compact Aluminum Light Stands
  • 1 Paul Buff set of four honeycomb grids for for 7-inch reflector
  • Roll of Gaffer Tap
  • Several gel filters for color correction or adding color if needed

All this fits into the Tamrac 660 Rolling Studio - Black and weighs about 65 lbs.  I check this bag when flying.

In this photo you can see the whole room lit up with the 3 Alienbees B1600.

This is another photo showing how even the room is lighted up. Most of the action happened here in the center and not on the fringes where I placed the lights.

Kit Two

This is my hotshoe lighting kit. It includes
  • 1 Nikon SB900
  • 1 Nikon SB800
  • Pocket Wizard Flex Transceivers TT5 Kit
    • 2 TT5
    • 1 TT1—Use this with the PocketWizard Plus so I can sync at 1/500
    • 1 AC3
  • 2 ThinkTank Strobe Stuff bags to carry the flashes
  • SD-9A 6 AA External Flash Battery Pack for Nikon SB-900 SB900
  • 2 Metal Umbrella Bracket with Adjustable Flash Shoe
  • 2 Manfrotto 5001B Nano Black Light Stand - 6.2' (1.9m)
  • 2 30" PhotoFlex White Translucent Umbrellas
All this except the light stands and umbrellas go with my cameras in the ThinkTank Airport Security™ V 2.0 Rolling Camera Bag.  I usually pack the stands along with my Tripod

Gitzo GT0531 Mountaineer 6X Carbon Fiber Tripod Legs - Supports 11 lbs (5kg) & Manfrotto ball head

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