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| p.1 #2 · Continuous VS strobes....which do you like in studio |
Continuous lights might help with seeing the exposure before tripping the shutter--that is true, but depending on your subject matter, it can cause some unforgiving hindrances to your shoot.
For instance, food. Depending on the food you're shooting, you might have less time to work with it before it perishes under the heat, which will result in working with multiple stand-ins while you're lighting, until you're ready to shoot the hero. Some items will also be near impossible to photograph under hot lights.
If you're shooting other tabletop non-perishables, they might succumb to the heat thrown by the lights in other ways.
If you're shooting people, you run the risk of causing them to perspire, making them feel physically uncomfortable from the sweat, heat and constant glare of light. You might need more make-up touch-ups as a result, making the shoot more time consuming and tedious, which might ultimately result in unsatisfactory shoots.
Just wanted to throw out some of the cons.
However, if you still want to invest in them, and Kino's and HMI's exceed your budget, check out Mole Richardson or Arriflex (Arri). Both are titans of the film industry, with the former having created most of the standards in that industry over the past 100 years.