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Which Ring Light is Right for You?

Are you thinking of buying a ring light, but you don’t know which one to buy?

Well, at Big City Lights, we have a variety of different ring lights to choose from. So we have made a video explaining the different types of ring lights we have, and their purpose and features. This video talks about 5 different lights, a 12″ Fluorescent, 18″ Fluorescent, 18″ Dimmable Fluorescent, 18″ LED Dimmable, and the 18″ ULTIMATE. Basically, the 12″ ring light is a fluorescent light, that is only recommended for close up shots only (head / shoulders) Next, the 18″ Fluorescent is just like the 12″, but more for a wider shot instead of closeups. Next, the 18″ Dimmable Fluorescent, this light is very similar to the regular 18″, but it also has a dimmer which allows you to turn down the brightness of the light. Next, the 18″ LED Dimmable, this is very similar to the previous 18″ model, but it uses LED technology. This means you don’t have to replace the bulb because it will last you a very long time, as it is also more durable. Finally, the 18″ ULTIMATE Diva, this ring light has the most features out of them all, it comes with a cellphone holder and a mirror. Also, the light has a dimmer and it is bi-colour, which means you can change the colour of the light to a cool white (5600K) to warm white (3200K) or anywhere in between.

To see a more in-depth explanation of each light, and to see them in action, watch the video above.

Current Ring Light Pricing (with stand, all prices in Canadian dollars):

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Big City Lighting Tips Video #2 – Lighting on a White or Black Background

Ever had trouble lighting a model in various backgrounds? No need to fear, Big City is here! In our latest video we will show you how to light your subject for a white or a black background. It may seem like a simple thing to do but, if you want professional quality photo or video, you will learn the right way to do so with this instructional video. We will talk about lighting angles, metering and even, the butterfly effect. We’ve seen failures time and time again, from photographers trying to achieve crisp whites or variable blacks but, they’re just not doing it right. It’s funny how these small tips and tricks can make such a dramatic difference in the end product, whether it be a photo or a video. You can view the video below.

 

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Which Big City On Camera Light Is Best For You?

Here is a quick tutorial video of the four different on camera LED lighting Big City has to offer. This quick video will help  you decide which light fits your needs best. All of these light models use 6 double A batteries or Panasonic/Sony camera batteries.  They are lightweight and have adjustable brightnesses. Each light has a specific characteristic unique to the model, which all are highlighted in the video below. Our four models include, Big City 160 LED, Mr. Big 304 LED, Big City  Bi-colour 240 LED and finally the LED Fresnel Light.

 

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Big City 160 LED Light – $150

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Big City Mr. Big 304 LED Light – $150

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Big City Bi-Colour LED on Camera Light – $149

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Big City Fresnel LED on Camera Light – $175

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You can purchase any of these lights HERE

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Introducing the Big City 110

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The Big City 110 Flo light Bank

Here we’ve got the Big City 110, the smaller of the 3 light banks we have to offer. It uses two 55W flicker-free fluorescent bulbs which constantly give off beautiful soft white light and help produce images of excellent quality. Being the smaller of the 3 light banks, this is a great option for those who are always on the move. The Big City 110 is very lightweight and portable, it also comes with a travel bag to make your life that much easier.  When doing a shoot outside of your home or studio two of the Big City 110’s can provide you with the same power as the 1 large light bank without having to carry as much weight, this option is much more versatile for shooting. What I like about this light is that you can do snappy set-ups for shoots, just this morning we used the light in a small product shoot and let me tell ya we got great results.

If you look at most brands of light banks the barn doors are completely blacked out, but you’ll notice with the Big City Lights the inside of our barn doors are silvered. This small but very effective difference helps with the reflection of light by increasing brightness and quality. When searching for the best in affordable lighting equipment, I can’t think of any other way to go.

The Big City 110 retails for $350 CDN and can be purchased HERE

 

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