Alternative facilities at Chandler's Ford, near Romsey, Hampshire address, The IncuHive Space, Mayflower Close, Chandler's Ford Industrial Estate, Eastleigh Hampshire, SO53 4AR
The Portable Studio has a wide range of equipment, and covers both portrait (people) and pet portraits, from a full length down to a few feet tall
Mains flasheads, Courtenay, Interfit
Mains flashlights, Portrait
Metz Hammerhead flashguns
5 x Speedlites with remote triggers (for most dogs and other small animals a single light with reflectors usually is sufficient, since usually flat lighting (with the light source basically in the same direction as the camera) is employed.
4x continuous lighting heads, 2x 5 bulb, 2x 4 bulb mains operated. These are upgrades of the cheap lighting kits, the diffuser material replaced, incandescent bulbs giving a CRI of 100, and capable of being dimmed. CRI stands for colour rendition index, the ability of a light source to reveal colours faithfully in comparison with natural light. Both incandescent and flash give a CRI of 100.
Below 100, colours are not accurate, reds become orange, orange yellow, yellow magnolia, and so on through the spectrum, and this cannot be cured in photoshop
Lighting accessories, modifiers
Softboxes up to 100 x 70
Snoots both for mains and speedlites
Umbrellas White, silver/black, off white/grey
Walimex reflective umbrellas
Various colours and patterns. I have recently acquired several black curtains which make ideal backdrops. Shower curtains make excellent off white backdrops
Toys, pet beds, cat basket, suitcase, besom, bedside lamp, lanterns (LED and tealight), telephone.
Sleighbells, rattle, bicycle horn to attract a pet's attention
Footstools, WW2 Camp bed
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