Softbox Lighting Kit
You’re looking for a softbox lighting kit. If you want to shop on Amazon, here’s a two-softbox kit by LimoStudio.
If you want backdrops and three-point lighting then here’s that by Fancierstudio.
Here’s the lighting kit we got, LimoStudio Branded, on Amazon:
If you want to shop on eBay and see exactly what we bought, check this:
First of all, with eBay, there are three identical 24″ x 36″ softboxes each with four 45w CFLs. There are two stands plus a boom. That’s one kit. The other kit has three more light stands, three more 45w CFLs, two “shoot-through” umbrellas and one gold reflective umbrella. It also comes with three 5’x10′ backdrops and a 7′ high X 10 wide stand and three clamps used for attaching your backdrops.
With Amazon, you get two 16″x24″ softboxes with four CFLs inside each (eight 45w) and two stands plus one 16″x16″ softbox with one 105w CFL and a boom arm for making a hair light. The three backdrops are 6’x9′ and the backdrop stand goes 8′ high and 10′ wide. There are no clamps so you’ll need to add these unless you run the backdrop stand like a shower curtain (through the backdrops).
Keep in mind the difference in size between the two softboxes in the kits. A smaller softbox gives a sharper shadow. As far as I know, LusanaStudio and LimoStudio are the same (as well as Loadstone Studio (Walmart) and others. My LusanaStudio kit uses LimoStudio parts.
So Which Softbox Lighting Kit to Get?
So, to me, the eBay deal is better. It just depends if you feel comfortable ordering through eBay with two different sellers. It worked out for me ok. Similarly, both have free shipping but with eBay, you’ll save a little bit.
Now, they’re not the exact same thing. I like my kit but I had to get used to it. Since none of these products are the best in the world, they’re priced for most beginners.
If you want an expensive lighting solution then, by all means, check them out here.
Finally, my suggestion would be to buy what suits your needs. You can do a lot with three lights, five lights, and even one light. I’ve done my best to let you know what’s there and the choice is up to you. If you’re a beginner, go with what’s cheapest (or second-cheapest as I like to do). Go with LEDs if you’re more advanced.
I hope this was helpful, thanks for reading. Maybe share this with anyone who you know might benefit from it.