Thursday, 6 March 2014

Hot light - just $25

'You have to own really expensive lights, don't you?'

Really common question.

'And they're complex and difficult to use, aren't they?'

The double-headed light in this post comes from Bunnings Hardware and costs about $25. That even included the tripod! (But there's no steak knives) It pumps out about 500watts which is more than enough. I can't remember but its probably made in China in the same factory that built my electric toothbrush. This hot baby is for the home handyman and stored in the shed.

This light is HOT. And I mean HOT. It pumps out as much or more heat as it does light. You could fry a couple of eggs on the casing. There's enough room on the second head for the bacon.

If you're a bit of a  photography purist, its probably best not to read any further.

'A light is  a light is a light'

It matters not if its the sun, moon, candle, studio flash, Speedlight, wood fire, LCD.  Relax, they are all just light sources.  Any photographer worth their salt recognises the qualities and adapts technique to use the source.

Light makes photography. Embrace light. Admire it. Love it. But above all, know light. Know it for all you are worth, and you will know the key to photography.George Eastman (founder of Kodak)

Note: These shots taken during my Fine Art Photography course. Model: Phynia Bellydancer.


  1. Wish I knew this a month ago when I was struggling with lighting....

  2. Wow! Very useful! Will run to Bunnings! Thanks Dale but where do I get a figure like that?