YOU LIVE AND YOU LEARN!
As you know I am new to the blogging world. I am just trying to get my bearings and learn everything. Right away I experienced hardship in trying to photograph my food creations. The lighting is atrocious! The shadows make it impossible! I began to wonder how the heck all these other people were able to get such amazing photos.
NATURAL LIGHT OR SHELL OUT THAT DOUGH!!
Upon talking to a few people I realized they either went outside in the middle of the day to get the best natural light OR they had bought lights. Not wanting to spend money, I went the natural light route. I made sure to cook everything early enough that I could go outside and photograph it. However, I was still experiencing issues with that. Depending on where the sun was, at times I would have to photograph the food on the ground, under the table, in the back corner near cobwebs, all so that I couldn’t see the shadows.
LIMOSTUDIO SOFTBOX LIGHTING KIT
I didn’t want to limit myself on what time I needed to cook so I asked around and my friend told me to get the LimoStudio 700w Photography Softbox Lighting Kit. Well, I just received it yesterday and I have some learning to do BUT I am loving it already!
When I bought this product, it was $63.99 on Amazon (click here to view/buy) and comes with the following:
- 2 pcs – 50″-86″ tall adjustable light stand
- 2 pcs – soft box with bulb socket
- 2 pcs – 85W photo bulb
- 24″ x 24″ Softbox lighting reflector
- Fabric Carrying Case
It is available though Prime and came as promised! Watch my video on Youtube below on how easy it was to set up! No tools required and it took me less than 5 minutes to set them both up. Believe me I am not an engineer, so if I can do it, so can you!
I took some before and after photos so that you can see the difference these two lights make. I intend to use this product for my YouTube videos and food photography. It gets rid of the shadows and makes things look smoother. I mean look at my face below!
I will try to update this post periodically with more before and after photos because it is cool to see the transformation! LimoStudio’s Light Kit is competitively priced, lightweight and easy to set up. If you are thinking about buying it, just do it! You won’t be sorry!