Photography with the Saber Strip in Blue Sprocket Sound
A big thanks to Blue Sprocket Sound for allowing us to photograph one of our JMU students in their recording studio. Long story short, we were trying to think of a location that was suitable for a student who's studies focused on both music industry and the trumpet. We thought that a recording studio would be an ideal location. We reached-out to a local studio and they gladly agreed to let us use their space. Again, a huge thanks to Blue Sprocket Sound.
The shot's lighting was fairly straight-forward. It's a two-light setup. One is on our left, the other is on our right. I'm using strip-lights as opposed to softboxes due to the constraints in physical space. There are hanging lights on our left (not visible in the photo) that won't permit me to use a large softbox. But that's OK, strip-lights aren't exactly the same, but they're pretty darn close. I used two Saber Strip strip-lights to light the subject. The Saber Strip is probably my favorite strip-light as it's crazy durable and produces a fantastic, even quality of diffused light. I throw all of my lighting gear in the back of my truck on a daily basis (I'm sure many photographers can relate to this in one way or another) and I don't think much about being gentle with said gear. I've had tripods and light stands that have lasted years, even with daily minor abuse, and that's because I buy the good stuff. The Saber Strip is pretty much the same - it's strong, doesn't bend, doesn't break, doesn't rip, doesn't tear. It's just reliable. I highly encourage anyone thinking about using a strip light to augment or replace their softboxes in specific situations, go ahead and consider the Saber Strip.