LED Lighting is the Future

It’s been 6 months since we launched our LED Lighting range and what an amazing response we’ve had. Customers have been loving the power that these lights give and the small fan and thermal cut-out means these lights won’t overheat which is a great asset in a studio setting. The LED colour panels have also […]

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LED Bulbs a new innovation

We now have LED photographic bulbs the next innovation in continuous lighting for video or still shots. About 10 years ago we introduced photographic compact fluorescent bulbs to the UK and coined the phrase Daylight balanced bulb. It seems now that everyone sells them and uses our phrase so we are now introducing to the […]

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Compact Fluorescent Daylight Balanced bulbs

We have a big range of Micansu compact fluorescent bulbs and we are glad to announce that the 105W bulb all with ES or E27 fitting are on Special Offer. We were the first company to sell compact fluorescent photographic bulbs in the UK and use the phrase Daylight Balanced Bulbs, ours are 5500k colour […]

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Let There Be Light

Photography is all about the light whether we are outside or in the studio, it may be the sun a speedlight or a studio strobe. We sell an array of light modifiers from reflectors if you are out side just to reflect some light into shadows or or a softbox fitted to a speedlight or […]

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Product photography Large items

2 Light Studio Lighting and Umbrella continuous lighting kit We have a lot of product photography kits and most of these are smaller items. If you need to do large items you can use the Supersoftbox Kits but we have a really simple method. This consists of using shoot through umbrellas and using the 125w […]

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3 Point lighting video for digital and Video Lighting

3 Point digital & Video Lighting 3 point lighting is a fundamental setup for video lighting and also for digital which gives a solid basis for any lighting setup. This digital and video lighting setup allows you to use a main light or key light with a fill light and the third light is used […]

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Video Lighting Kits

Video Lighting with Supersoftbox 4 We now have a Supersoftbox 4 Video Lighting kit, this has softboxes 50 x 70cm with removable outer diffuser. It uses balanced four daylight bulbs 105w 5400k which have a CRI of 90, these are compact fluorescent bulbs. This works well for interview or youtube type videos. We have a […]

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Chroma Key Lighting

Chroma Key Lighting Chroma key all started in the movies with chroma key blue backdrop in the last few years green screen has now become the fashion chroma key green backdrops. It does not matter what colour you use but the colour you are using that colour should not appear in your subject. The most […]

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How to light for Chroma key .

Checkout this video on lighting for Chroma key Supersoft box kit 3 head Supersoftbox kit   Softbox Continuous Lighting Kit for Digital or Video Supersoftbox 5 kit       Chromakey Green Popup       Reflector Holding Arm Kit Background supports Chromakey Green Muslin Backdrop Find us on Twitter: smickcouk Facebook: Smick-Studio-Lighting

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How to get a white background in your Video

We have produced a small video showing how to get a white background in your video’s. We used a 2 head Supersoftbox kit to light the background and a combination of another 2 head Supersoftbox kit or a single head Lightbank softbox kit. We had a background support with white cotton muslin backdrop You need […]

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