lighting equipment from Bogen Imaging
main photo studios are at a university museum in Guatemala for over
30 years. So when we decided to also open up studios for testing
digital camera equipment at a university in America, we had to equip
it from scratch.
goal is to have one studio with digital fluorescent lighting, one
studio with strobes, one studio with tungsten lighting, and another
with HMI or HQI (HDI). This is because each kind of lighting has
pros and cons for each different kind of digital camera.
large format tri-linear scan back, for example, cannot function
with flash or strobe.
need to know these tidbits of information. Sometimes the camera
manufacturer's web sites are not entirely accurate. Two years ago
the Hasselblad web site had statements about lighting that were
clearly written by someone who did not do much digital studio photography
with a wide range of digital cameras.
uses 1-shot and 3-shot cameras. But there are tri-linear and other
kinds of scanning cameras that need different lighting. That's why
FLAAR organized a comprehensive course on digital photography based
on actual experience, to overcome the lack of accurate informtaion
on the Internet and in books (which are still stuck in the realm
of traditional photography).
are some photographs of the Bogen equipment arriving at FLAAR in
the United States. Some of the FLAAR staff members are unpacking
the equipment and showing the newly arrived equipment.
these snapshots were made we have moved to a larger building on
is also looking for a university in Europe or Eastern Europe to
set up another demo photo studio. This is because we have so much
equipment for testing and evaluation that there is not always space
at just one university to hold it all. But more important, we need
a large team of people to do the actual write ups of the test results.