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December 11, 2013

New Studio Lights from Amazon

Purchased by me

As a blogger, I'm always trying to improve my lighting and picture quality. Now that I'm making videos too, I really need some good lighting, especially in Winter. I put a light set on my Christmas wishlist on Amazon and Mark got it for me. He gave it to me early since the box was wayyy too big to wrap or put under the tree. I've been playing around with them for the past couple of days and I notice a big difference already.

ePhoto Digital Photography Video 2400 Watt THREE Softbox Lighting & Boom Hair Light Kit H9004SB2

There are three lights in the set - two regular softbox lights and a boom light (the boom light can be set up like normal too). This set is said to be perfect for portrait, studio, photography, and video as well as green screen projects. There are on/off switches on the back of the lights. They're super easy to use and adjust once they're set up. This set also comes with a carrying case to hold everything.

Right now, I have 2 lights set up. I have to rearrange my office in order to fit all 3 comfortably. Luckily, I already have that plan in the works anyway.

Example 1:

Here's a before and after selfie pic I posted on Instagram earlier:

In the 'after' picture I have the lights on. My face is lit up evenly rather than on one side where the light from the window comes in.

Example 2:

Here's a comparison picture of my nails without the lights (left) and with the lights (right).

Which one do you prefer?

Example 3:

Here's a picture of the polish I used for those red nails under the lights. I like that the lights added contrast and dimension to the bottle. 

Sally Hansen Red Carpet

This is one of the lights. It provides bright, natural light. As you can see, it's a pretty big light.

I'm really happy to have these lights. I've been wanting lights for such a long time. They take up a good amount of room, but it's fine with me. Our office is kind of my blogging/makeup room anyway. I still have to practice with them for product photography and video.

Disclaimer: Not a sponsored post. All opinions are my own. Affiliate links were used in this post. 
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