So, if you are reading this, then you may have read my last entry about the Lencarta Safari portable lighting for location.. This is a follow up….
Being a photographer often means humping large amounts of kit to and from clients, not always easy if you are using a train etc, so I now have a trolley and as you may know there are plenty of different types, so which one is best? Let us see what we need to think about..
The size of kit being moved.
The weight of kit being moved
Is it being moved long distances or just from the car into the clients venue?
For me the kit is likely to be longer distance as I don’t drive… (Long story for some other time)
I worked that the best trolley for the job of moving my gear around was indeed going to be a fishing tackle trolley, I chose the Shakespeare Seatbox trolley for the job and got it new on Ebay for £30.00 delivered. It has pneumatic tyres with a knobby tread too.. It also colour co-ordinates with the location case of the Safari..
here we have the lightstand bag with umbrella left, with the power generator, then the trolley with Safari case and camera bag, Slik tripod ( now knackered but works0 (just like me). Second head on lightstand.
With this I can over power ambient light to give a dramatic look to a photo while on location outdoors. And whle I have been getting used to what i can do with these lights, I have had some fun..
Here I used one light with a honeycomb for the head and a Jessops 360AFD flashgun for the newspaper..
Charity shops are great for props and help good causes too. When you are finished with them you can always return them to the charity shop so they get a second hit…
this was taken in a flood relief tunnel near to where I live, dark dirty and just where something scary should be.
All of the photos in this posting use just one light, often with flash photography two are used, but not really always needed..
Even in a field at a ploughing match, flash just gives the subject a lift from the background which course can be under exposed to keep the details in…
So if you need a photographer, that has the go anywhere ability or prefer the natural outdoors as a back drop to a portrait, then we can work with you… http://http://www.sounds-and-images.co.uk