I really like smooth mild. It makes every part look higher, and when taking pictures tabletop or interviews, having a smooth overhead provides a pleasant contact and appears nice. The Intellytech LiteCloth LC-160 is a flexible mild that’s shiny, broad, and smooth when used with the included softbox.
It will get a variety of use across the station once I shoot promos. I reviewed the LiteCloth LC-160 last year. The fixture is pretty mild and attaches to a collapsible body with Velcro. The bond is surprisingly good.
Intellytech teamed up with Chimera, arguably the most effective softbox producer round to combine the LiteCloth LC-160 with a Pancake Lantern. The lantern additionally has detachable sides. I’ve been utilizing this setup for a number of months to, and I just like the combo quite a bit.
Here is an instance utilizing the Chimera Pancake Lantern with the LC-160. I even have Spekular lights (Check out my review) on each side and white foam core board beneath to bounce some mild into the product. It’s a pleasant smooth and easy setup. The added mild from the highest is what offers the product that glow I like.
Setting Up the Chimera Pancake Lantern
The greatest a part of the setup is not any additional frames to put in. It merely attaches to the LiteCloth with elastic bands on every nook. Velcro retains the facet panels in place.
Since every panel is impartial, they are often rolled up if you wish to have a broader supply and likewise stays in place with Velcro that’s sewn into every panel. I have a tendency to go away a minimum of the again one on to forestall spill on the background when utilizing coloured lights, so the saturation and total brightness is best managed.
One factor you will want is a stable mild stand like a C-Stand with a grip head and arm. I just like the lengthy 40″ arms for the reason that LiteCloth is pretty large, making it simpler to recover from the product in addition to avoiding the stand from getting within the shot.
While a grip arm works advantageous, I extremely advocate including a Boom Arm to your equipment just like the 86″ Impact Boom Arm. I exploit mine quite a bit, and at 99.95 it’s a stable piece of equipment that gained’t break the financial institution. The growth goes from 46″ to a most of 86″ and helps as much as 8 lb when absolutely prolonged.
Once you might have a stable growth arm, you can see many makes use of for it. To counterbalance the load a hook is on the tip for hanging a sandbag. The lockdown is huge and gained’t slip. This is essential as security must be a precedence particularly when establishing lighting overhead. The Impact Boom arm isn’t mild at 7.05 lb (3.2 kg) however belief me. It’s nice and you’ll use it quite a bit. I additionally prefer to growth a key mild once I want a wider shot. This helps get the stand clear from the body.
We all have other ways we prefer to mild, however the primary method is comparatively the identical. key, fill, and again. The overhead is the fourth participant.
The humorous factor with lighting for me is I don’t are likely to do the identical setup each time. I’m at all times tweaking and making an attempt new issues. Sometimes it doesn’t work and I really feel like I wasted a variety of time, however different occasions I study a brand new and attention-grabbing approach, so experimenting is necessary and enjoyable too.
The IntellyTech Chimera Pancake Lantern is a wonderful addition to the LiteCloth equipment. It’s my go-to overhead in the intervening time and has been connected and mounted on a stand for months. I wasn’t positive if it will maintain on for thus lengthy with out the Velcro letting go however it has. That’s some robust Velcro!
The measurement can also be good for merchandise which can be a few foot lengthy. Any larger and it will go outdoors of the sunshine. Taking off the facet panels provides you with just a little extra and taking it up increased may even broaden the beam.
For essentially the most half, I don’t use the sunshine at increased output settings. Usually round 30% – 50%. This is principally as a result of the background will get washed out. I prefer to get the lighting as little as potential so the shadows are smooth with minimal distinction and fill with bounce boards. It’s time-consuming for positive, and with product evaluations, I would like a variety of totally different photographs so retaining it easy with minimal fixtures is a plus.
IntellyTech provides many bundles together with some with the Chimera Pancake Lantern. Check them out at IntellyTechusa.com.
The Chimera IntellyTech Pancake Lantern retails for $275, and I feel it’s a discount contemplating how straightforward it’s to make use of with the LiteCloth LC-160.