Just a short summary on the lights I got recently for WPC indoor photographs.
After considering all the options which were tidily and nicely summarised by Kasia Kesicka HERE I decided to go for a polish version of Falcon Eyes - VITO LAMPS (cheaper)
Their specification is exactly the same as Falcon Eyes, that means I have 2 lamps, each with 9 x E27/28W bulbs(equivalent of 140W each / 1260W in total),light temperature ca.5500K. I have a soft box and reflector for each of them.
I managed to do five sessions, testing lamps with different format cameras and different lenses and the results oscillate between 10 and 16 seconds exposures. (was hoping for less, but it's still not bad, however challenging with children, I might need to look for a brighter lens in the near future)
I am mostly using:
one lamp as a main light with reflector and all 9 bulbs on,
the fill light in different variants - mostly 5 or 7 on, with softbox umbrella only or softbox on,
no other light for background or hair so far.
Lights set as close as possible to model.
Cameras & lenses:
8x10 camera plus Industar 300mm/f 4.5
4x5 Toyo camera plus Schneider Symmar APO 150mm/f 5.6
Here are some examples:
Tamara, 4x5 Toyo, f 5.6, fill light: softbox + 9 bulbs on, 15 s,
Tamara, 4x5 Toyo, f 5.6, fill light: softbox + 5 bulbs on, 16s,
Sharon, 4x5 Toyo, f 5.6, fill light: softbox umbrella + 7 bulbs on, 12 s.( overexposed)
Sharon, 4x5 Toyo, f 5.6, main light 8 bulbs on, fill light: softbox umbrella, 5 bulbs on, 12 s.( still slightly overexposed)
Lubor, 4x5, f 4.5, fill light: softbox umbrella, 5 bulbs on, 15 s.(overexposed)
Vlad, 8x10, f 4.5, fill light: softbox umbrella, 7 bulbs on, 12 s.
Anton, 8x10, f 4.5, fill light: softbox umbrella, 7 bulbs on, 16 s.