I'm using 100W equivalent daylight compact fluorescent bulbs (the twistys/CFLs/energy saving). Normal CFLs will give your photos a pretty strong orange cast and I think the daylight CFLs have better color fidelity. The 100W equivalents (23-26W actual energy usage) are bright enough to shoot handheld the way I want/need to. The extremely short version is that Brighter == Better because you can always reduce the amount of light hitting your subject (pulling the lamps further away from the box, covering them with some more opaque material, turning some lights off), but if you've got all 3 lights on and still aren't getting enough light, you're stuck. I could start spouting off about ISO and aperture settings, but I'll hold off until I actually write that post and take some demo photos so you can see what the practical effects are, or someone says they want to hear it.What sort of bulbs would anyone recommend!? Ordinary, halogen or energy saving!? What's the best wattage?
I dunno, I think it's OK where it is. If anything, the dedicated photography threads over on the main board should be over here .you should ask the mods to move it to the 1/6th section..it does deal with 1/6th figures..more or less..may get some more action...
As spiderrogue mentioned, it's really cheap to knock one of these things together. It took a lot longer to get the energy to get off by butt to do it than it did to get the stuff for it, and I think I spent more on the lamps than on everything else put together (only because I swung from being picky to impatient, so I went from buying nothing for a long time ("it's close but not quite") to buying all 3 in one swoop ("hell with it!")). Once I was done, I had a major, "Why didn't I do this sooner?" moment.Thanks for the advice,
When I can stop buying figures I'll try and get together parts for this.