Opening the Box! Photography Studio Lighting Starts… at the box.

Our photography skill is in natural outdoor lighting and because of some important shoots that require us to be indoors, my business partner and I have decided to expand our knowledge to studio lighting!
The lighting kit we chose to use is by Linco Inc called Morning Glory.

I asked my partner, Jennifer, to write her experience opening the package for the first time! So, I’m handing her the mic…  uh, keyboard…..

‘”Yay! my package is here…(rummage sounds)…
Wait!… I have to call Twyla…(dialing beeps)…
“Did you open it, Did u open it?”
“No, I was waiting on you”
Open! Open! Open!”
(tape ripping)
Yay…


and…

Ok, so now that you feel like you were there with me for the awesome unavailing of DragonVision Photography’s new lighting equipment, I will let you in on how i felt about it…
“It was Awesome!!!”
lol
We ordered our 3 morning glory lights with snoot-able reflectors and stands complete with 3 backdrops and a backdrop stand
off of the internet and didn’t expect to get them in for at least a week so when I found a giant box waiting for me  at home (after only 3 days) I was ecstatic…
I ripped into that box to reveal that only half of it was there…
I was crushed…
I emailed the company and we nail biting-ly waited for a reply.
The next day there was, to my surprise, another giant box awaiting at my door step!
Upon opening it, I discovered the other half of my pieces had apparently got separated in shipping…
“SOOO HAPPY MAKING I COULD CRY!!!”‘
We set up the kit and couldn’t wait to play with our new toys…
I mean do a trial run through of our expensive new equipment…
We continuously found distraction upon distraction irritatingly pulling us away from our objective…
phone calls…
people showing up…
grumbly tummies…
Nothing would let us do what we really wanted to be doing…
Those poor lonely lights calling out to us…
feeling so abandoned…
It wasn’t until dark that we finally got to get our hands on the camera…
That brings us to the first wonderful thing…
WE WERE ABLE TO TAKE PICTURES AFTER DARK!!!
That is nearly… no… actually impossible when you specialize in natural lighting…

We tried out the black backdrop.
Fun Fact… Black swallows up light like a snake eats a rat…
but I’m sure you already knew that…
We forgot this little fact and we tried to use only one of the three morning glory lights and set it to snoot (which gives a more direct, hard light, however,  does dim it a little bit)
This resulted in very grainy pictures…
We had to rethink how to approached this little predicament…

After some adjusting of our thought process and the lights I think we might have got a small handle on it…”

 

 

 

Thank you, Jennifer! ….

So, now about the lights!

LincoInc is a Professional Photography retail company selling lighting and green screen equipment. They sell just about anything you could dream of needing for photography or recording necessities!

The Morning Glory’s have proven to be a great choice for our beginning endeavor! Very versatile, and light weight, with powerful 85W Softwhite Daylight Photo Energy Bulbs! When we hooked up all three lights, it really looked like the roof was missing and a full daylight sun was shining through! Check them out at

For more information on DragonVision Photography in Oklahoma City Oklahoma.

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