Thanks again lads.
Eden wrote:Is it an led stick or a mini fluro you are using to highlight with?
It's a LED video light (see link below for more details) - diffused with a home made soft-box. I used a couple of translucent plastic containers, some tracing paper, and a whole lot of black electrical tape - looks pretty home made but works like a charm!http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/8 ... e_clr.html
I like the quality of the light from my current setup but it is quite awkward to hold and a little heavy. Always makes me nervous when holding it over the vehicle, and I have never been game to use the tripod-mount thread as I have absolutely no faith it would hold up in any remotely dynamic situation, I have my doubts it would hold up in static use to be honest!
I have just purchased a YongNuo YN-360 which I will be aiming to try a.s.a.p once I manage to bodge up a diffuser for it (otherwise if you look closely you can see the striations in the reflection of individual LED's). It is much easier to hold and much lighter, so should allow me a bit more reach/versatility when doing the lighting. Time will tell.
Seems good quality and certainly offers a lot for the money. (And bloody-hell it's bright!)
(Note - this link require a battery and charger to be purchased seperately)http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/YONGNUO-YN36 ... 3ac16954da
The best thing about both these lights is the variable colour-temp of the lights, which makes it a lot easier to match the light to the surroundings - which makes the car blend in a lot more naturally (even when super-glossily presented like this...
). Most cheap LED lights are too blue - as it appears brighter to our eyes (but doesn't fool a camera's sensor).