800Ws Studio Flash

We have increased our photography lighting range to include 800Ws studio flash kits, these studio flash heads are very powerful with a guide number of 88. The flash heads are robust with a metal case and fan cooling and have a digital readout showing the power settings. This model is based on our popular E400 studio flash lighting (which is also back in stock) and has the same controls and features but a lot more powerful.

Single Head 800W Studio Flash Kit

2 Head 800W Studio Flash Kit

3 Head 800w Studio Flash Kit

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

Softbox Bowens s type fit or Elinchrom fit

We have a large range of softboxes ranging in size from 40 x 40cm up to 150cm octagonal softbox.

The photographic softbox has grown in popularity it is a very efficient light modifier, it is used to soften light and with the built internal reflector maximises the reflected light.

Our small softboxes 40 x 40cm, 60 x 40cm and 60 x 60cm are for small studio flash units such as our M180w flash heads, we then have 60 x 90cm and 80 x 120cm rectangular softboxes.

The other type of softbox we supply are the octagonal softboxes which will give a pleasing highlight in the subjects eyes. The octagonal sizes are 95cm, 120cm and 150cm.

These come in three versions, the first with a universal speedring that will fit many studio flash heads then the Bowens s type fit which fit all Bowens heads and heads that use this fitting like our more powerful studio flash heads which all have this fitting. The last version is the Elinchrom fitting which will fit all modern Elinchrom heads. There are some sizes of softbox which we don’t have all the softbox speedrings.


Rectangular softboxes Bowens fit and Elinchrom fit

95cm Octagonal Softboxes

120cm and 150cm Softboxes

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.


Continuous Digital and Video Lighting

sofbox3headnewOur softbox continuous studio lighting kits are available again in 3 sizes 60 x 40cm, 70 x 50cm and 55cm octagonal, these are great lights for digital lighting , video lighting and Product Photography. Take a look at the video they are featured in, www.smick.co.uk/index.php/information/videos/chromakey-lighting/

We also have some new more robust softbox lighting kits we call these super softbox, they are 45 x 45cm or 50 x 70cm and can be used with or without the softboxes and will also accept umbrellas so this makes them very versatile. The 45 x 45cm comes with 3 x 50 watt Balanced daylight bulbs with switches on the back to allow one bulb or two bulbs to be switched off and the 70 x 50cm comes with 4 x 50 watt Balanced daylight bulbs and they can be switched to half power on the back.

Studio Flash Lighting Kits

studio flash 300wsWe now have back in stock the 300ws studio flash lighting kits and 600ws studio flash kits, solid and reliable we have been stocking these for a while. We have a number of professional users and the feedback we get from them is that they love them, with fast recycling times and robust to take the treatment of a professional studio. The 300ws studio flash kit is ideal for the enthusiast with a Bowens fit s-type bayonet fit speed ring, this means that they will take all the Bowens fit light modifiers like snoots, beauty dish or a variety of softboxes, we also haveĀ  barn doors that fit to the front of the reflector they come with coloured gels to get you some different studio lighting effects.

Single head studio flash

Two head studio flash

Three head studio flash

Trilight Video Lighting Kit

Trilight Continuous Lighting KitWe have the Trilight video lighting kit on special offer for a limited period, it uses 3 – 50 watt balanced daylight bulbs in each head, these are compact fluorescent bulbs with a colour temperature of 5400k to give great daylight light. The kit comes with umbrellas which help to give this kit a large coverage, each bulb is switched on the back so you can select the power you require.