You have done it again

We would like to say a big thank you, our Video lighting has been depleted and the stock we had expected to last to the end of April has sold out. We still have stocks in our video lighting and continuous lighting categories with plenty of stock of the quad light the lightbank 350 and redhead lighting. A new shipment of out of stock items does not arrive until 19th April, we do apologise for this and will be increasing our stock holding to keep up with demand with shipments arriving monthly. If you are looking for studio flash lighting kits then we have good stocks of all studio flash models.

We have just received a shipment of cotton muslin backdrops so have plenty in stock including Chromakey Blue, Chromakey Green, White, Black, Grey in 3 sizes 8 x 12 ft, 8 x 16 ft and 10 x 20 ft. Not forgetting Chromakey green popup and the black and white popup backgrounds.

We are reducing the Lightbank 350 2 head kit for 4 weeks until our new stock arrives.

Black and White backdrop popup

We now have in stock a black and white 100% cotton muslin popup background 150 x 200cm, they are black one side and white the other. This is ideal for use around the studio as a background but actually is great if you are on the move as it packs down into its own 70cm diameter bag.

Its at home for use with studio flash or video lighting, it is also useful as a large white reflector. The black side can be used to kill light in fact acts as the reverse of a reflector.

Black White popup

Photography Lighting Kit

We have had a very busy week trying to keep up with orders, invariably people want their items quickly so we do our best not to fall behind. We have been extra busy as we have had a big shipment of photography lighting kit and it takes time to organise and get the warehouse looking tidy and organised again.

In our continuous lighting and video lighting categories we have our quad lighting heads and kits back in stock, also the high power softbox kits and in acessories category the 4 way bulb adaptor.

In the studio flash lighting we have the 180W/s studio flash heads and studio flash kits back in stock, the 400Ws studio flash heads and studio flash kits are also available. For anybody wanting more power than this we have in stock and hope to get them listed soon 800Ws studio flash kits these are digital heads exactly the same as the 400W heads but just more powerful and hope to have some video’s of these in the near future.

Our studio flash softboxes stock was getting low but we have increased our stock of 80 x 120cm, 120cm octagonal and 60 x 90cm Elinchrom fit and Bowens fit softboxes.

Don’t forget our special offers category, up till the end of February we have on offer Redhead lighting kit, Trilight continuous lighting kit, very large background support, heavy duty lightstand and the very large 150 x 200cm silver gold popup reflector.

Don’t forget to look at our video tutorials and product overview video’s just on the right hand side of this page.

Portrait Photography with Continuous Lighting

Gavin Hoey explores with the use of our 3 head super softbox continuous lighting kit to take portraits and shows different effects that can be achieved. This is an alternative to studio flash for taking portraits, the main advantage is that you see what you get which is good for beginners.

It uses energy saving compact fluorescent balanced daylight bulbs which means that they produce great light and not much heat compared with redhead type tungsten lighting. Suitable for not only portrait photography but it can be used as video lighting and for product photography.

3 head super softbox kit

2 head super softbox kit

Super softbox head

Reductions on Studio Lighting Equipment

We have some special offers in our Special offer category we have added some offers that run through to the end of February.

The very large gold silver reflector is 200cm x 150cm we are given £10.00 off now making it exceptional value, indoors or out this will be a great addition to your photography lighting accessories. We have also reduced the very large background support it has three bars giving the flexibility to have 3 backdrops this has a reduction of £20.00, wether you are using it for video lighting or for studio flash lighting it is very sturdy and will last a long time even in the toughest environments.

We have reduced redhead lighting the 3 head redhead lighting kit is  reduced by £15.00

3 Point Video Lighting Tutorial

This video adds to our photography lighting series and shows our Super Softbox 3 head Lighting for Digital and Video lighting kit in operation showing the classic 3 point lighting setup. Presented by Gavin Hoey he also includes how to shoot some other options some basic Video Lighting setups. This same lighting can be used for still photography and this kit is powerful enough for portrait photography, the same techniques can be used on any of our 3 head continuous lighting kits or our 3 head studio flash kits.

Happy New Year from smick.co.uk

We would like to wish every visitor to our site a happy new year, we are a specialist in Photography Lighting we have an extensive range and will be adding to it in 2010, we are the preferred supplier to many companies and institutions see our thank you page.

Our range of Studio Lighting Equipment starts with Studio Flash heads and Studio Flash Kits from 180Ws to 600Ws this will increase when we introduce a powerful 800Ws unit based on our popular 400Ws Studio Flash back in stock in February. We will also be increasing our range in 2010 of Continuous Lighting Heads and Continuous Lighting Kits and also our Product Photography range, Video Lighting or DV Lighting we have a large range from the traditional Redhead Lighting to our very popular Softbox Lighting Kits which use cool light compact fluorescent lighting and bulbs.

Not forgetting our Studio Accessories which range from Studio Flash Softboxes and umbrellas, we have Barn Doors, Snoots, Wireless triggers, lightstands Photo Light Cubes. Every Studio photographer needs a backdrop which we have a range of 100% cotton muslin backdrops including Chroma Key Green and Chroma key Blue. We are extending our range of Popup backdrops with Chroma Key Green and also a double sided version with black one side and white the other, these will be arriving in February.

Of course if you have a backdrop you need a Background Support which we now have 4 different models to suit everyone or you can just buty the crosspoles if you already have the lightstands or want to mount directly to a wall.

Don’t forget to look in our Special Offer category for even more bargains.

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