Hello, Flippers! I’m back after an illness-induced hiatus, but I’m ready to make up for lost time!
Right now, I am just fed up with my lighting set-up. I know that great pictures are essential for making sales, and rarely do I ever feel like my pictures are great. Usually they’re good enough and sometimes they’re just embarrassingly bad.
To get a good picture, I have to have good lighting. To have good lighting, I have to be ready to take pictures when the sun is in such-and-such position in relation to my house. But unfortunately, that time tends to be in the afternoon. You know, when my small people need to be fed and cleaned and helped to potty and tucked in for their nap. I dream of the day when I can take pictures in the morning, with a cup of coffee in my hand and everyone else asleep.
All that to say, I need some studio lighting. Also, I don’t want to pay a lot for it. And it needs to set up and break down really easily, or else be really easy to stash in a closet.
I keep coming back to this detailed post. I have seen many places, including there, that I need 5000K light bulbs. Of that, I am sure. But besides that, I’m pretty lost. I hear differing opinions on florescent bulbs, and even if I do decide what kind of bulb to buy, how on earth will I mount them? These are the things that keeps me awake at night. (Not really.)
On the other hand, I could forgo the DIY route, and just buy a kit like this one on Amazon. It’s more expensive that making my own lights would probably be, but I’m sure it would be easier. The only other qualm I have is that it looks like a pain to set up and take down.
I will keep y’all updated with what I decide to do, but please chime in with a comment if you have any opinions or direction!