It appears there is a glitch in the forum posting...The original
post did not appear until days after the follow up making it sound
incoherent. It makes perfect sense now...and these are the
I like fluorescent lighting for its ability to expose all skin
tones and cool operating temperature. There is no such thing as
standby lighting for sparkbooth. It does not utilize a flash but
instead pulls a single frame from the video feed. therefore, you
should light your booth the same at all times.
I use 6 32watt CFL near daylight balanced (5000k) in my booth. 2
bulbs per 10inch clamp light... I have three of them.
As you can see I get very good results. I do have to manually
adjust my LifeCam Cinema WebCam and lock in the color temp as well
as focus, brightness and contrast. This ensures that the camera
isn't hunting for the focus or readjusts the brightness during a
If you have an enclosed booth I recommend going with lights that
don't generate too much heat like CFL or LED.
@ pawel.lazycki Thos LED lights do look nice. The ability to
dial in a color temperature will be very handy especially with an
open photo booth. My biggest concerns would be that the fall off of
the lights (the reduction of brightness the further away you are)
seems pretty dramatic. For best results you'll have to have your
customers stand 1m away from the camera. I would also be concerned
about the power requirements. I didn't notice a way to plug it into
a wall socket so they can be kept on throughout the duration of
your photo booth gig. Hope that helped :)
Yes the main problem would be the loose of brightness with
distance and battery charging.... but if i would solve the problem
of power supply and use 2 of that lamps and let say that the bigger
distance from booth will be 1,5m (my will be in two options -
enclosed and stand alone) - would You recommend this solution
Honestly, when I first created my photo booth I went through a
lot of trial and error. At 137.50EU seems kinda steep for something
that has some issues that need to be resolved.
I would suggest using or trying CFL bulbs since they are cheap
and you can really gauge how much light you'll need for your booth.
One of the nice things about CFL is that they come in a wide
variety of color temperatures and because of the low cost you'll be
able to better determine what color temp you'll need for your
Keep in mind that you are lighting your booth for your camera.
The better optics in your camera the less lighting you'll need.
Ok...I found some 144LED lamp (pretty cheap for me) ...they can
be plug into wall socket.
the light flux - 1005Lm
Color temperature from 3200K to 5600K with regulation of brightness
and with additional filters and its not generating too much
brightness: 1m - 1400Lux 1,5- about 900Lux, 2m- 430Lux - these are
max values-can be regulated.
Question: If i use 2 lamps like this ...how it will change the
values above?It will increase somehow the brightness distance ?
Anyway i will try to consider using CFL bulbs but for concept of
my booth the LED lamps like i showed You earlier are the best and
"high tech" look design. I really cannot use big square softboxes
like I see are used mostly...booth in US and my country. My booth
will be smaller and more like "info kiosks" if You know what i
mean. One will be used with Logtiech c910 or c920 second one with
Canon rebel t3.
Thanks for all informations so far that will be helpful for sure
not only for me...